Planting of Kansas’ winter wheat now underway
Steven Rains - September 9, 2019 5:28 pm
Kansas farmers have begun planting their next year’s winter wheat crops.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that 1% of the winter wheat has now been planted in Kansas. That is near the average for this time of year.
The agency also reports that 4% of the corn in the state has now been cut. That is near the 8% average for this point in the season. About 28% of the corn has matured.
Other major field crops also are making progress as harvest nears in Kansas.
About 89% of soybean crops are setting pods and 7% are dropping leaves
The government is also reporting that 3% of the sorghum in Kansas is now mature.