MANHATTAN, Kan. (news release) – For the week ending April 14, 2019, there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 3 short, 83 adequate, and 14 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 84 adequate, and 14 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 31 fair, 49 good, and 10 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 26 percent, ahead of 21 last year, but well behind 46 for the five-year average. Corn planted was 6 percent, near 5 last year, but behind 14 average.

Data for this news release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, KSU Extension Service, and other reporters across the State.

Access the National Crop Progress and Condition publication at: https://usda.library.cornell.edu/concern/publications/8336h188j