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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Ag minute: Kan. crop progress and condition for week ending March 17

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  • Most areas of Kansas saw only light amounts of precipitation with above normal temperatures in the west and below normal temperatures in the east, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Kansas Field Office. The Kansas wheat crop has started to green up with the warmer temperatures. Producers were top dressing wheat and cool season grasses. Lack of soil moisture is a concern for spring planting and for development of the wheat crop. Spring calving continued active with most livestock producers concerned about stock water supplies. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated as 19 percent very short, 30 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Kansas subsoil moisture supplies were rated as 42 percent very short, 41 percent short, 17 percent adequate, and 0 percent surplus. Producers averaged 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork last week.
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