USDA releases crop progress report

For the week ending May 13, 2018, there were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 28 percent very short, 32 short, 40 adequate and 0 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 25 percent very short, 37 short, 38 adequate, and 0 surplus.

Field Crops Report

Winter wheat condition rated 18 percent very poor, 33 poor, 34 fair, 14 good and 1 excellent. Winter wheat jointed was 86 percent. Headed was 42 percent, well behind 80 last year and 62 for the five-year average.

Corn planted was 68 percent, ahead of 58 last year and 63 average. Emerged was 37 percent, ahead of 32 last year, and near 34 average.

Soybeans planted was 31 percent, ahead of 14 last year and 13 average. Emerged was 6 percent, near 4 last year and 2 average.

Sorghum planted was 3 percent, near 2 last year, and equal to average.

Cotton planted was 5 percent, near 2 last year, and equal to average.

Sunflowers planted was 2 percent, near 1 both last year and average.

Pasture and Range Report: Pasture and range conditions rated 10 percent very poor, 21 poor, 46 fair, 22 good, and 0 excellent.

Data for this release were provided at the county level by USDA Farm Service Agency, Kansas State University Extension Service, and other reporters across the State. Access the National Crop Progress and Condition publication at http://usda.mannlib.cornell.edu/usda/nass/CropProg/2010s/2018/CropProg-05-14-2018.pdf

Crop Progress by District

For the Week Ending May 13, 2018

Percent

NW WC SW NC C SC NE EC SE STATE

Winter Wheat Jointed

56 79 98 76 94 95 91 89 91 86

Winter Wheat Headed

1 10 48 18 54 74 16 47 77 42

Corn Planted

29 45 65 62 79 88 94 93 92 68

Corn Emerged

2 15 12 28 52 60 72 63 75 37

Note: District-level estimates for sorghum, days suitable for fieldwork, and topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies will not be published in 2018 due to lack of external funding.

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