Liberal, KS

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Wet Field Conditions Slow Planting of Corn

Joe Denoyer - April 16, 2019 7:56 am

Soggy fields may be slowing the planting of corn this season in Kansas.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that about 6% of the corn seed has been put in so far in Kansas.

That is somewhat in line with the 5% planted at this time last year, but it is well behind the 14% that is average for the state.

Meanwhile, a wet spring has replenished soil moisture levels with 97% of the state now reporting adequate to surplus topsoil moisture.

The agency says the Kansas winter wheat crop is mostly faring well with 59% in good to excellent condition. About 31% is rated as fair, while 10% is in poor to very poor shape.

 

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