The warm winter weather has caused the wheat crop in southern Kansas to begin jointing out early.
Recent moisture is slowly repairing the parched soil conditions. About 60 percent of the top soil in south-central Kansas is considered adequate or suplus, while 40 percent is short or very short.
In the subsoil, 45 percent of is considered adquate, and 55 percent is short or very short.
State wide, the condition of the crop improved slightly to 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.
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Last year at this time the wheat condition was considerably worse at 16 percent very poor, 24 percent, poor, 34 percent fair, 24 percent good and 2 percent excellent.