WICHITA — A new report shows Kansas growers are still behind in getting their crops planted.
The National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday that sorghum planting is running late with 25% planted. That is half of what is normally seeded by this time.
Just 48% of the state’s soybeans have also been planted so far. Usually by this late in the spring Kansas farmers already have 69% of the crop seeded.
Corn planting is 89% finished, compared to the 97% average.
Winter wheat condition is rated as 12% poor to very poor, 30% fair, and 58% good to excellent.
The state’s wheat crop is developing very slowly this season, with only 2% now mature. Typically 25% has matured by this date.