A summer of intense heat has forced some
fall crops to mature early in Kansas despite recent moisture and
break in temperatures.
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 21
percent of the corn crop has matured, well ahead of the normal 15
percent in late August.
Corn condition was rated 12 percent excellent, 49 percent good
and 28 percent fair. About 11 percent is in poor to very poor
About 1 percent of sorghum has matured. None of the crop had
matured at this time last year.
Soybean condition is rated 17 percent poor to very poor. About
31 percent is in fair shape, while 43 percent of the crop is rated
good and 9 percent is rated excellent.