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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • Ag minute: Field crops report

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  • The winter wheat crop was turning color on 22 percent of the acreage, behind 99 a year ago and 67 average.  A few fields were considered ripe but totaled less than 1 percent, compared to 85 last year and 27 average. Condition rated 26 percent very poor, 21 poor, 25 fair, 24 good, and 4 excellent.
    Corn planting was virtually complete.  Ninety-one percent of the crop was emerged, behind 100 last year and 96 average. Condition rated 3 percent very poor, 5 poor, 32 fair, 54 good, and 6 excellent.
    Sorghum planting was  54 percent complete, behind  78 last year and  60 average.  The crop was  24 percent emerged, behind 52 last year and 32 average.
    Soybean planting advanced to 66 percent complete, well behind 90 last year and 77 average.  The crop was 43 percent emerged, behind  78 last year and  59 average. Condition rated  1 percent very poor,  2 poor, 33 fair,  61 good, and  3 excellent.
    Cotton planting was 56 percent complete, well behind 94 last year and 84 average. Condition rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 42 fair, 49 good, and 8 excellent.
    Sunflower planting was 41 percent complete, behind last year’s 61 but ahead of 39 average.
    Alfalfa first cutting was 66 percent complete, well behind 100 last year and 89 average.

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