Archive for Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Winter wheat crop gets good start, agency says

October 25, 2006


Bolstered by timely rain, the emerging 2007 winter wheat crop appears to be off to a good start, Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported this week.

In its weekly crop weather report, the agency rated 10 percent of the Kansas crop excellent and 47 percent good. Thirty-six percent was in fair condition, while 7 percent of the crop was in poor to very poor shape.

Wheat planting has progressed ahead of last year and the five-year average. About 93 percent of the crop has been planted, the agency reported, and about 71 percent has emerged.

Meanwhile, farmers have been busy harvesting their other crops:

¢ About 82 percent of the corn has been harvested.

¢ Sorghum harvest was 41 percent complete.

¢ About 64 percent of soybeans have been harvested.


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