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Week Ending November 11, 2007

Agricultural Summary

Another dry week allowed row crop harvesting, wheat planting, and fall tillage to progress at or ahead of normal. Fall fertilizer application was also widespread. While the dryness was good for fieldwork, concern about low ponds and streams spread into central areas. Topsoil moisture rates 20 percent very short, 30 percent short, 49 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus, a moderate decline from last week. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Fall tillage is 64 percent complete compared to 48 percent as normal.


Field Crops Report

Corn harvest is 95 percent complete, 2 points behind last year but the same as the 5-year average. The northwest advanced only 1 point to 82 percent complete. All other districts are at 96 percent or greater. Soybean harvest is 93 percent complete, over 1 week ahead of last year and average. All districts are at least 90 percent complete except the southwest at 62 percent. Sorghum harvest is 94 percent complete, 2 points behind last year but 2 points ahead of normal. Cotton harvest has been completed in the Bootheel. Winter wheat is 93 percent planted, well ahead of last year and the 5-year average. Emergence is at 74 percent, a few days ahead of normal. Some problems with emergence were reported in the northeast due to dryness. The crop rating is 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 5 percent excellent, a drop of 3 points in good to excellent as improvements in west-central and central areas were offset by stark declines in the east-central, southwest, south-central, and southeast districts.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 23 percent very poor, 22 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 19 percent good, and 1 percent excellent, a slight decline from last week. The central district fell 8 points in the good and excellent categories, with producers there closely watching hay and livestock water supplies. Some producers in the south-central region have sold cattle in response to very poor pastures, with others contemplating the same course of action.

Weather Summary

Temperatures ranged from 3 degrees above average to 3 degrees below, with the northern two-thirds of the state generally above normal and southern areas below normal. Very few counties reported precipitation for the second week in a row. Only Maries County in the central district reported any rainfall of significance with 0.48 inches.

Audio Commentary

Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Audio Commentary by State Director Gene Danekas is available on the
Missouri Field Office Audio Publications page.

http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Missouri/Publications/Audio/


Weather Data

Hourly and daily weather data from stations throughout the state is available at the
Missouri Historical Agricultural Weather Database.

http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/history/

District Summaries As Of November 11, 2007
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork          
This Year 6.6 6.9 6.6 6.8 6.9 6.8 6.7 7.0 6.4 5.7
Last Year 4.8 5.9 4.9 5.1 5.4 5.7 4.3 6.4 3.5 1.4
Topsoil Moisture Supply          
Very Short 20 1 6 46 7 31 52 20 0 11
Short 30 25 29 32 30 36 35 7 53 13
Adequate 49 74 62 22 63 33 13 63 47 74
Surplus 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 10 0 2
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent          
This Year 64 41 57 64 64 69 83 75 85 68
Normal 48                  
Corn Harvested, Percent          
This Year 95 82 96 96 100 100 100 100 100 100
Last Year 97 90 97 97 100 99 99 100 100 100
Normal 95                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent          
This Year 93 91 91 97 90 95 99 62 95 91
Last Year 88 89 93 93 86 94 93 92 53 75
Normal 87                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent          
This Year 94 98 91 98 91 92 94 95 91 100
Last Year 96 97 95 96 100 94 93 99 100 99
Normal 92                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent          
This Year 93 82 91 97 95 86 96 78 93 98
Last Year 88 93 94 95 85 90 92 98 91 79
Normal 85                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent          
This Year 74 58 73 88 62 66 81 48 84 81
Last Year 70 75 81 77 65 69 90 67 84 70
Normal 70                  
Winter Wheat Condition          
Very Poor 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1
Poor 2 0 2 2 2 3 2 4 8 3
Fair 32 21 36 31 34 30 44 63 65 24
Good 60 71 55 59 62 66 54 33 27 62
Excellent 5 8 5 7 2 0 0 0 0 10
Pasture Condition          
Very Poor 23 0 13 66 5 31 38 2 45 40
Poor 22 15 20 25 19 26 31 16 29 25
Fair 35 56 39 9 60 21 30 26 26 21
Good 19 25 28 0 16 18 1 56 0 14
Excellent 1 4 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation
0.01
0.01 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.03