MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the week ending Nov. 5, below normal temperatures were recorded across the majority of the State, according to the USDA’s National

Agricultural Statistics Service. Light snow and rain were reported in some areas, but had little impact on harvest progress. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 2 percent very short, 20 short, 76 adequate, and 2 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 3 percent very short, 21 short, 75 adequate, and 1 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 poor, 30 fair, 52 good, and 7 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 93 percent, near 95 last year and 97 for the five-year average. Emerged was 73 percent, behind 83 last year and 85 average.

Corn harvested was 88 percent, behind 96 last year and 93 average.

Soybeans harvested was 85 percent, equal to last year, and near 84 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 30 fair, 50 good, and 10 excellent. Sorghum harvested was 63 percent, behind 81 last year and 74 average.

Cotton condition rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 27 fair, 59 good, and 11 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 97 percent, near 94 both last year and average. Harvested was 17 percent, near 20 last year, and behind 27 average.

Sunflower condition rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 31 fair, 54 good, and 11 excellent. Sunflowers bracts turning brown was 97 percent, near 95 both last year and average. Harvested was 55 percent, behind 63 both last year and average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 15 poor, 35 fair, 43 good, and 3 excellent.