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.