MANHATTAN, Kan.  – For the week ending November 24, 2019, there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 12 percent very short, 36 short, 51 adequate, and 1 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 9 percent very short, 30 short, 59 adequate, and 2 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 5 percent very poor, 12 poor, 39 fair, 37 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 89 percent, near 86 last year and 93 for the five-year average.

Soybeans harvested was 95 percent, ahead of 90 last year, but near 96 average. Sorghum harvested was 97 percent, ahead of 81 last year and 91 average.

Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 44 fair, 39 good, and 6 excellent. Cotton harvested was 64 percent, well ahead of 36 last year, and ahead of 53 average. Sunflowers harvested was 94 percent, ahead of 80 last year and 88 average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 3 percent very poor, 9 poor, 31 fair, 52 good, and 5 excellent.

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.