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Published July 27, 2010, 08:13 AM

Timely rains help Kansas crops weather heat wave

WICHITA, Kan. — The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service credits adequate moisture supplies, timely rain and irrigation for helping crops withstand a heat wave.

WICHITA, Kan. — The Kansas Agricultural Statistics Service credits adequate moisture supplies, timely rain and irrigation for helping crops withstand a heat wave.

The agency said in its weekly crop update Monday that 92 percent of the corn crop in Kansas is now silked.

The report rated corn condition in the state as 14 percent excellent, 58 percent good and 22 percent fair. About 6 percent was in poor to very poor condition.

About 17 percent of the Kansas sorghum crop has headed. Thirteen percent of soybeans have pods setting.

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