MANHATTAN — For the week ending Aug. 25, there were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Topsoil moisture supplies rated 4 percent very short, 13 short, 70 adequate and 13 surplus.

Subsoil moisture supplies rated 3 percent very short, 15 short, 73 adequate and 9 surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn condition rated 5 percent very poor, 11 poor, 33 fair, 41 good and 10 excellent. Corn dough was 84 percent, behind 91 last year and 89 for the five-year average. Dented was 51 percent, behind 69 last year and 58 average. Mature was 7 percent, behind 22 last year and 14 average.

Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 8 poor, 35 fair, 46 good and 7 excellent. Soybeans blooming was 90 percent, behind 98 last year and 95 average. Setting pods was 73 percent, behind 88 last year and 81 average. Dropping leaves was 1 percent, near 3 last year and 2 average.

Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 8 poor, 27 fair, 54 good and 9 excellent. Sorghum headed was 81 percent, behind 92 last year and 89 average. Coloring was 23 percent, behind 36 last year and 32 average.

Cotton condition rated 2 percent very poor, 9 poor, 42 fair, 42 good and 5 excellent. Cotton squaring was 94 percent, behind 100 last year, and equal to average. Setting bolls was 69 percent, behind 85 last year, but ahead of 64 average. Bolls opening was 2 percent, behind 7 last year and 8 average.

Pasture and Range Report

Pasture and range conditions rated 1 percent very poor, 5 poor, 24 fair, 59 good and 11 excellent.

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