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Report: Kansas growers applying fertilizer, herbicides with recent mild weather

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WICHITA, Kansas — Kansas growers are picking up their farm activities with the recent mild weather.

The National Agricultural Statistics Service said Monday that farmers applying fertilizer and herbicides to fields and moving cattle off crop residue.

Their latest snapshot pegs winter wheat condition as 13 percent poor to very poor. About 46 percent is rated as fair, 38 percent as good and 3 percent as excellent.

No significant rain was reported this past week with the exception of extreme southeast Kansas. Topsoil moisture was rated as adequate to surplus in 53 percent of the state. Subsoil moisture was adequate in 45 percent of the state.

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