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Soil conditions improve in south-central Kansas

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, at 9:27 a.m.

With recent rains, soil conditions have continued to improve for agriculture in south-central Kansas, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

For the topsoil, 75 percent of that tested had adequate or surplus moisture, while 25 percent was short or very short.

For the subsoil, only 41 percent was considered adequate, with no surplus, while 59 percent was short or very short.

Also for south central Kansas, almost all of the winter wheat crop has jointed, and 26 percent of the wheat has headed.

Statewide, the USDA said that the wheat crop was rated 3 percent excellent, 25 percent good, 31 percent fair, 20 percent poor and 21 percent very poor.

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