MANHATTAN — For the week ending May 19, there were 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 2 short, 71 adequate and 27 surplus.

Subsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 1 short, 76 adequate and 23 surplus.

Field Crops Report

  • Winter wheat condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 30 fair, 46 good and 14 excellent.
  • Winter wheat jointed was 95 percent, equal to last year.
  • Headed was 61 percent, behind 67 last year, and well behind 83 for the five-year average.
  • Corn planted was 61 percent, behind 80 both last year and average.
  • Emerged was 37 percent, behind 53 both last year and average.
  • Soybeans planted was 17 percent, well behind 47 last year, and behind 29 average.
  • Emerged was 6 percent, behind 19 last year, and near 10 average.
  • Sorghum planted was 3 percent, near 7 last year and 6 average.
  • Cotton planted was 18 percent, behind 26 last year, but near 14 average.
  • Sunflowers planted was 1 percent, behind 6 last year, and near 3 average.

Pasture and Range Report

  • Pasture and range conditions rated 0 percent very poor, 3 poor, 26 fair, 57 good and 14 excellent.

Data for this news release was provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, KSU Extension Service and other reporters across the state.

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