Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report
TOPEKA, KS, June 16, 2014 -- For the week ending June 15, 2014, wide-spread showers brought rainfall and
cooler temperatures to most of the State, improving soil moisture supplies and pasture conditions, according to
USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. However, this delayed the start of wheat harvest and halted
remaining planting activities. One to two inches of rain was common, with areas from central to northeast
Kansas reporting up to five inches or more. Some storms were severe bringing damaging hail and high winds
to portions of the state. Temperatures were 4 to 6 degrees cooler than normal. There were 3.1 days suitable
for fieldwork last week. Topsoil moisture supply rated 11 percent very short, 19 short, 63 adequate, and
7 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 23 percent very short, 32 short, 45 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 83 percent, ahead of 67 last year, but equal to the five-year average.
Winter wheat mature was 28 percent, ahead of 9 last year, but behind 40 average. Winter wheat harvested was
2 percent, ahead of 0 last year, but behind 19 average.
Corn conditions rated 2 percent very poor, 7 poor, 41 fair, 44 good, and 6 excellent.
Sorghum conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 4 poor, 48 fair, 45 good, and 3 excellent. Sorghum planted was
60 percent, behind 74 last year and 76 average. Sorghum emerged was 30 percent, behind 41 last year and
Soybean conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 2 poor, 41 fair, 51 good, and 5 excellent. Soybeans planted was
86 percent complete, ahead of 79 last year, but equal to the average. Soybeans emerged was 77 percent, ahead
of 58 last year and 71 average.
Sunflowers planted was 54 percent, near 56 last year, but equal to the average. Sunflowers emerged was
22 percent compared to 27 last year and 30 average.
Cotton conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 3 poor, 40 fair, 51 good, and 6 excellent. Cotton planted was
92 percent complete, ahead of 70 last year and 86 average.
Alfalfa hay conditions were 7 percent very poor, 21 poor, 44 fair, 26 good, and 2 excellent. Ninety-two
percent of alfalfa hay first cutting was complete, ahead of 87 last year, but near 94 average. Alfalfa hay second
cutting was 9 percent complete, ahead of 3 last year, but behind 17 average.
Livestock, Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 12 percent very poor, 21 poor,
38 fair, 26 good, and 3 excellent.
Stock water supplies improved and rated 13 percent very short, 20 short, 65 adequate, and 2 surplus.
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