By admin       2018-11-01

For the week ending Oct. 28, there were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northern Plains Regional Field Office, Kansas. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 0 percent very short, 3 short, 75 adequate, and 22 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 1 percent very short, 7 short, 81 adequate, and 11 surplus. Winter wheat condition rated 3 percent very poor, 15 poor, 40 fair, 36 good, and 6 excellent. Winter wheat planted was 76 percent, behind 82 last year and 89 for the five-year average. Emerged was 62 percent, ahead of 55 last year, but behind 70 average. Corn harvested was 76 percent, equal to last year, and behind 84 average. Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 32 fair, 43 good, and 10 excellent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 96 percent, near 98 last year and 99 average. Harvested was 42 percent, well behind 71 last year and 70 average. Sorghum condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 23 fair, 56 good, and 14 excellent. Sorghum mature was 95 percent, near 94 last year, and equal to average. Harvested was 32 percent, behind 41 last year, and well behind 55 average. Cotton condition rated 1 percent very poor, 4 poor, 36 fair, 54 good, and 5 excellent. Cotton bolls opening was 88 percent, near 92 last year and 87 average. Harvested was 4 percent, behind 12 last year and 11 average. Sunflowers harvested was 40 percent, near 38 last year and 42 average.

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