Heat and Drought Take Toll on Kansas Crops
KSCB News - July 10, 2012 5:50 am
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – The triple-digit temperatures and lack of
rain in Kansas this past week came at a critical time in row crop
Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service on Monday reported
declines in the condition of the state’s major spring-planted
Among the hardest hit is the Kansas corn crop with 43 percent of
it now rated in poor to very poor condition and just 18 percent in
good and 1 percent in excellent condition.
Other crops also are struggling with 12 percent of the state
considered to have adequate topsoil moisture.
About 33 percent of soybeans and 37 percent of sorghum crops
were rated in poor to very poor condition.
Meanwhile, stock water supplies also are drying up with 51
percent reported short to very short.