Drier weather allowed producers to return to the field to complete spring planting. Reporters in the north-central and west-central districts were replanting corn and soybeans. While the rest of the State welcomed the break from the rains, the south-central, southeast, and east-central districts need rain to revive soil moisture. State-wide, topsoil moisture rates 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 27 percent surplus. Sub-soil moisture rates 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork, the most active week of the season.
Corn emergence is 98 percent complete, over 3 weeks behind last year and normal. Corn is 15 percent silked, over 2 weeks behind last year and 13 days behind normal. Corn condition rated 5 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 7 percent excellent, virtually unchanged from last week. Soybean planting is 88 percent complete, almost three weeks behind last year and 21 days behind normal. Less than half of soybeans are planted in the southwest part of the State. State-wide emergence is at 75 percent, also about three weeks behind last year and normal. Three percent of the soybeans are blooming, over a week behind last year and normal. Soybean condition rated 4 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 34 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Rice condition was reported as 2 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 36 percent excellent. Cotton squaring is at 71 percent, 8 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal. Seventeen percent of the crop has set bolls, 9 days behind last year but the same as normal. Cotton condition rated 8 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 2 percent excellent, down slightly from last week. Sorghum planting advanced 13 points from last week to 92 percent complete, 7 days behind last year and 18 days behind normal. Heading has begun in the north-central, northeast, east-central, and southeast districts. Sorghum condition rated 1 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Harvest of winter wheat is 69 percent complete, 4 days behind normal and 9 days behind last year. The first cutting of alfalfa is 91 percent harvested, while second cutting is 22 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 16 days behind the 5-year average. Other hay is 65 percent cut, over two weeks behind last year and the 5-year average.
Pasture condition is rated 4 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 63 percent good and 9 percent excellent. Hay supply is rated 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Rainfall has stock water supplies in good shape at 1 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 20 percent surplus.
Temperatures averaged 1 to 6 degrees below normal for the week. The State averaged 0.99 inches of rainfall for the week. The southeast district recorded the lowest average at 0.05 inches while the central district recorded the highest average at 1.52 inches, with Osage County receiving over 4 inches.
|District Summaries As Of July 6, 2008|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Subsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent|
|Soybeans Emerged, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent|
|Other Hay Cut, Percent|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|