Harvest

Wheat harvest in Kansas typically begins in early- to mid-June and is complete by mid-July. It begins in the south central part of the state and moves north and west.

This year, we are a little behind schedule because of the cooler temperatures and lots of spring rains. In fact, May 2019 was the wettest month ever recorded in Kansas. Read more: https://ksu.ag/2MDr49M 

Current information from USDA/NASS (for the week ending June 16, 2019) states that 21% of the state's winter wheat crop is mature, compared to 59% last year. Winter wheat coloring was 79 percent, behind 92 last year and 90 for the five-year average. Harvested was 1 percent, behind 20 last year and 12 average.

Harvest started in south central Kansas on June 21, but was halted due to thunderstorms and rain. Harvest should continue to progress during the week of June 24, with hot, dry weather forecasted.

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  • Day 1, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

    June 24, 2019

    Harvest got off to a slow, labored start in south central Kansas over the weekend. The normal excitement and anticipation for wheat harvest can hardly be found in the area, as farmers who are...

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  • Wheat Tour Recap FINAL Day

    May 2, 2019

      The 2019 Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Winter Wheat Tour across Kansas wrapped up on May 2. During the three days of wheat scouting, tour participants traveled six routes from Manhattan to...

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  • Wheat Tour 2019 Day 2 Recap

    May 1, 2019

    On Wednesday, 75 people on the Wheat Quality Council’s 2019 winter wheat tour in 20 cars made their way from Colby to Wichita, Kansas, stopping in wheat fields along six different routes. One...

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  • Wheat Tour 2019 Day 1 Recap

    April 30, 2019

    More than 75 people from 25 U.S. states and 3 other countries traveled on six routes between Manhattan and Colby, Kan., Tuesday, stopping at wheat fields every 15-20 miles along the routes, as part...

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  • Wheat Scouting 2019

    April 29, 2019

    Follow along on Twitter at #wheattour19.

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  • Day 17, Final Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

    July 16, 2018

    Truly it was hail that was the name of the game. What could have been really high potential wheat was lost during the hail storms.

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  • Day 16, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report 2018

    Day 16, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

    July 9, 2018

    This is day 16 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association.

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  • Day 15, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

    July 5, 2018

    The variability is a combination of planting dates, crop rotation, moisture at planting and whether or not the field got a timely rain or two.

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  • Day 14, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

    July 2, 2018

    Yields are anywhere from 15 to 35 bushels per acre, with a lot of weeds because of the rain.

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  • Day 13, Kansas Wheat Harvest Report

    July 1, 2018

    This is day 13 of the Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, brought to you by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association.

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