MANHATTAN — For the week ending Sunday, Dec. 1, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 9 percent very short, 31 short, 57 adequate and 3 surplus.

Subsoil moisture supplies rated 8 percent very short, 28 short, 60 adequate and 4 surplus.

Field Crops Report

Winter wheat condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 poor, 38 fair, 39 good and 7 excellent. Winter wheat emerged was 92 percent, near 89 last year and 96 for the five-year average.

Cotton harvested was 71 percent, well ahead of 47 last year, and ahead of 64 average.

Sunflowers harvested was 97 percent, ahead of 88 last year, and near 93 average.

Pasture and Range Report

Pasture and range conditions rated 4 percent very poor, 10 poor, 29 fair, 51 good and 6 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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