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KS Crop Progress Shows Wheat Behind Last Year | KRVN Radio

KS Crop Progress Shows Wheat Behind Last Year

KS Crop Progress Shows Wheat Behind Last Year

For the week ending March 19, 2017, temperatures averaged four to six degrees above normal in western counties but, a few degrees below normal in the eastern half of the State, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Kansas remained dry, with limited amounts of precipitation received in a few eastern counties. Dry, windy conditions continued to pose a threat of wildfires across the State. There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture rated 29 percent very short, 45 short, 26 adequate, and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture rated 21 percent very short, 40 short, 39 adequate, and 0 surplus.

Field Crops Report: Winter wheat condition rated 7 percent very poor, 17 poor, 38 fair, 36 good, and 2 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 10 percent, behind 18 last year, but near the five-year average of 8.

Livestock Report: Cattle and calf conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 2 poor, 23 fair, 68 good, and 7 excellent. Calving progress was 64 percent complete. Cattle and calf death loss rated 1 percent heavy, 57 average, and 42 light.

Sheep and lamb conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 1 poor, 14 fair, 81 good, and 4 excellent. Lambing progress was 78 percent complete. Sheep and lamb death loss rated 0 percent heavy, 57 average, and 43 light.

Hay and roughage supplies rated 1 percent very short, 5 short, 88 adequate, 6 surplus.

Stock water supplies were 4 percent very short, 13 short, 82 adequate, and 1 surplus.

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