Kansas Wheat Continues to Deteriorate
- Published on Monday, 05 May 2014 16:56
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that almost half of the state's crop is faring poorly.
What little rain Kansas got last week was limited to eastern and northern counties. Topsoil moisture is short or very short in 70 percent of Kansas.
The weekly snapshot shows 18 percent of winter wheat rated as very poor and 29 percent as poor. About 36 percent is in fair condition with 16 percent in good and one percent in excellent condition. About 15 percent of the crop has now headed.
The agency also reports that 52 percent of the corn, one percent of the sorghum and four percent of the soybeans have been planted.Read More Local News