Kansas Wheat Blog
Rain Continues to Benefit Wheat CropPosted Apr 26, 2010 at 04:18pm by Bill Spiegel
According to this week's Knasas Agricultural Statistics Crop Report, fertilizer shortages continued to be reported in some areas of Kansas. Last week’s moisture improved winter wheat condition but the crop progress is still behind last year and the 5-year average.
Sixty-seven percent of the wheat was jointed, behind 72 percent for last year and 79 percent for the 5-year average. Only 1 percent of the wheat crop is headed compared to 2 percent last year and 8 percent for the 5-year average. Wheat condition was rated as 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 14 percent excellent. Eighty-four percent of the wheat crop was reported with no wind damage, 14 percent with light damage, and 2 percent with moderate damage. Insect infestation increased 1 point to 6 percent light, while disease infestation increased slightly to 10 percent light and 1 percent moderate.
There were some reports of powdery mildew and barley yellow dwarf.