Corn progress behind a year ago (Kansas)

Steven Rains - August 21, 2019 7:31 pm

For the week ending Aug. 18, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Northern Plains Regional Field Office, Kansas. Topsoil moisture supplies rated 6 percent very short, 18 short, 67 adequate, and 9 surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies rated 5 percent very short, 18 short, 71 adequate, and 6 surplus.

Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 11 poor, 34 fair, 41 good, and 10 excellent. Corn silking was 97 percent, near 99 for both last year and the five-year average. Dough was 72 percent, behind 86 last year and 82 average. Dented was 37 percent, behind 56 last year, and near 41 average. Mature was 4 percent, behind 13 last year, and near 5 average.

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