The Kansas wheat crop remains three weeks ahead of average. Four percent of the state crop has already turned color, mostly in the south-central and southeast districts.
Eighty-one percent of the soil in south-central Kansas had adequate or more than adequate moisture. Some parts of western Kansas had a significant lack of moisture, which has led to a slight decline in wheat quality.
The state wheat crop was rated at 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 47 percent good and 13 percent excellent. Insect damage increased slightly to 20 percent light, 5 percent moderate and 1 percent severe.
Most of the corn crop statewide has been planted, as has about 20 percent of the soybean crop.
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