Recent heavy rains have given Kansas'winter wheat crop a boost.
After the recent wet weather, a report yesterday from the Kansas
Agricultural Statistics Service rated 40 percent of the crop as
fair, 40 percent as good and 4 percent as excellent. The report
says 16 percent of the crop is in poor to very poor condition.
In south-central Kansas, farmers were grateful for cool, rainy
weather that helped wheat plants damaged by a spring freeze.
Extension wheat specialist Jim Shroyer says the worst of the
damage appears to be around the Wellington area, with damage
reported around Sumner, Harper and Barber counties.
Yesterday's report said that across the state, 3 percent of the
wheat crop had severe damage, 10 percent had moderate damage, 29
percent had light damage and 58 percent had none.