United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Statistics Service
|Missouri Field Office|
Another week of drier weather gave farmers 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork to plant soybeans and cut hay. Wheat harvest was hampered by flooded fields and additional rains in the northeast district. State-wide, topsoil moisture rates 6 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 20 percent surplus.
The corn crop is 36 percent silked, over 2 weeks behind last year and nearly two weeks behind normal. Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 8 percent excellent, a slight improvement from last week. Soybean planting is virtually complete at 97 percent with much of the remaining acreage in the southwest district. Soybean emergence is at 88 percent, over two weeks behind last year and normal. Eight percent of the soybeans are blooming, 12 days behind last year and 13 days behind normal. Soybean condition is rated 4 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 5 percent excellent, virtually unchanged from last week. Rice condition was reported as 1 percent poor, 12 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 33 percent excellent. Cotton squaring is at 88 percent, 6 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal. Thirty-eight percent of the crop has set bolls, 2 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal. Cotton condition rated 7 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Sorghum heading is at 5 percent, mostly in the northeast and southeast district, 19 days behind last year and 13 days behind normal. Sorghum condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Harvest of winter wheat advanced 18 points from last week to 87 percent complete, 9 days behind normal and 2 days behind last year. Second cutting of alfalfa is 36 percent complete, over a week behind last year and over two weeks behind the 5-year average. Other hay is 73 percent cut, 19 days behind last year and the 5-year average.
Pasture condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 60 percent good and 12 percent excellent.
Temperatures during the past week ranged
from near normal to 2 degrees below normal over most of the State. Rainfall
for the week averaged 1.29 inches, ranging from about 0.80 inches in the
northwest and west-central districts to 2.10 inches in the northeast district.
|District Summaries As Of July 13, 2008|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent|
|Soybeans Emerged, Percent|
|Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent|
|Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent|
|Other Hay Cut, Percent|