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Published April 27, 2010, 08:45 AM

Kansas winter wheat crop progress lags behind

WICHITA, Kan. — A new report shows the Kansas winter wheat crop in good shape but progressing slightly behind the normal rate for late April.

WICHITA, Kan. — A new report shows the Kansas winter wheat crop in good shape but progressing slightly behind the normal rate for late April.

Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service reported Monday just that 1 percent of the wheat has headed, compared with an average of about 8 percent.

The crop condition report is mostly upbeat in the wake of rain last week. The report rates the wheat condition as 14 percent excellent and 59 percent good. About 23 percent was in fair condition with just 4 percent in poor to very poor shape.

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