For the week ending March 3, 2013, many areas of Kansas received much needed moisture with the East Central and Southeastern Districts receiving the heaviest amounts according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office.
The snow melt has improved the soil moisture levels in some areas of the state and stock ponds are showing slight improvement, although more moisture is still needed.
Spring calving has started around the state.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated as 18 percent very short, 31 percent short, 42 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Kansas subsoil moisture supplies were rated as 46 percent very short, 37 percent short, 16 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.
With the snow cover, producers only averaged 0.9 days suitable for fieldwork last week.