For the week ending June 8, 2014, rain totals of an inch or more were common and improved soil moisture across Kansas, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The rain aided spring planted crops and pastures. There were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture supply rated 17 percent very short, 25 short, 52 adequate, and 6 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 29 percent very short, 37 short, 34 adequate, and 0 surplus.
Field Crops Report: Winter wheat conditions rated 28 percent very poor, 35 poor, 26 fair, 10 good, and 1 excellent. Winter wheat coloring was 64 percent, well ahead of 19 last year, but near the five-year average of 59. Winter wheat mature was 13 percent, well ahead of 0 last year, but behind 23 average.
Corn conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 6 poor, 45 fair, 42 good, and 5 excellent. Corn emerged was 95 percent, ahead of 89 last year, but equal to the average.
Cotton conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 39 fair, 51 good, and 6 excellent. Cotton planted was 82 percent complete, ahead of 55 last year and 75 average.
Sorghum planted was 50 percent, equal to last year, but behind 59 average. Sorghum emerged was 17 percent, behind 22 last year and 30 average.
Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 45 fair, 47 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans planted was 82 percent complete, ahead of 64 last year and 76 average. Soybeans emerged was 66 percent, ahead of 40 last year and 55 average.
Sunflowers planted was 36 percent, near 37 for both last year and average. Sunflowers emerged was 12 percent compared to 10 last year and 14 average.
Alfalfa hay conditions were 9 percent very poor, 23 poor, 43 fair, 23 good, and 2 excellent. Eighty-four percent of alfalfa hay first cutting was complete, well ahead of 63 last year, but equal to the average. Alfalfa hay second cutting was 1 percent complete, ahead of 0 last year, but behind 10 average.
Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 15 percent very poor, 23 poor, 40 fair, 21 good, and 1 excellent.
Stock water supplies rated 16 percent very short, 28 short, 55 adequate, and 1 surplus.
Data for this release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency and KSU Extension Service.
District level data is provided on the back page.
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