Posted: Monday, 22 October 2012 8:49PM
Winter Wheat Planting Nearing End
WICHITA, Kan. - Kansas farmers have reached the 91% mark in planting the 2013 winter wheat crop. In its weekly crop report Monday, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service also said about 62% of the wheat has emerged.
The agency says 2% of the young wheat is rated in excellent condition, with 38% rated good, 49% fair and 11% rated poor to very poor. Meanwhile, the fall harvest of other Kansas crops is moving ahead amid mostly dry, warm conditions around the state.
The corn harvest was 94% complete by Sunday, more than three weeks earlier than average. Soybean harvest reached 59% complete, while the sorghum harvest was 37% finished.
Range and pasture conditions are rated as 80% poor to very poor.