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Week Ending July 27, 2008

Agricultural Summary

Heavy rains returned to the State the latter part of the week, flooding crops in some areas. Adair, Macon, and Putnam counties in the north-central district reported receiving 10 to 14 inches of rain causing localized flooding. State-wide, topsoil moisture rates 1 percent very short, 17 percent short, 57 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork.

Field Crops Report

The corn crop is 76 percent silked, 13 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal. Eleven percent is in the dough stage, over two weeks behind last year and normal. Corn condition rated 4 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 8 percent excellent, virtually unchanged from last week. Forty-eight percent of the crop is in the good to excellent category this year compared to 59 percent last year. Twenty-eight percent of the soybeans are blooming, 15 days behind last year and 16 days behind normal. Six percent is setting pods, 14 days behind last year and normal. Soybean condition is rated 5 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 34 percent good, and 6 percent excellent, virtually unchanged from last week. Forty percent of the crop is in the good to excellent category this year compared to 51 percent last year. Rice heading is at 34 percent complete, 2 days behind last year and about the same as normal. Rice condition was reported as 2 percent poor, 11 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 39 percent excellent. Cotton squaring is complete, while 80 percent is setting bolls, 4 days ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of normal. Cotton condition rated 8 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Sorghum heading is at 33 percent, 9 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Sorghum condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Second cutting alfalfa is 69 percent harvested, 16 days behind last year and 21 days behind normal. Other hay is 84 percent cut, 19 days behind last year and 23 days behind average.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 53 percent good and 11 percent excellent.

Weather Summary

Temperatures ranged from 3 degrees above average to 2 degrees below normal across the State. Statewide rainfall averaged 2.28 inches for the week. The west-central district recorded the lowest at 0.76 inches while the north-central district recorded the highest average at 6.72 inches.

Audio Commentary

Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Audio Commentary by State Director Gene Danekas is available at: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: at the
Missouri Historical Agricultural Weather Database.

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

 

District Summaries As Of July 27, 2008
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.6 5.2 2.4 1.6 6.0 4.0 4.1 6.4 6.3 5.8
Last Year 6.7 6.5 6.8 6.7 7.0 6.7 6.7 6.5 6.7 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 7
Short 17 14 1 0 22 4 3 3 32 52
Adequate 57 75 31 18 74 80 54 54 54 41
Surplus 25 10 68 82 3 16 43 43 14 0
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 76 74 63 52 81 81 89 72 59 100
Last Year 92 89 92 89 94 97 93 78 100 100
Normal 93                  
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 11 9 3 11 6 8 7 8 16 23
Last Year 45 29 40 45 53 64 44 37 86 63
Normal 50                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 28 12 38 20 27 34 38 3 26 42
Last Year 60 41 63 75 40 67 71 15 64 78
Normal 63                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 6 3 5 2 2 12 12 0 13 11
Last Year 26 9 22 25 22 22 34 8 29 50
Normal 25                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 69 74 31 38 80 87 89 78 91 98
Last Year 93 96 85 94 95 96 99 99 99 100
Normal 96                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 84 90 70 67 81 90 93 86 94 100
Last Year 94 95 89 96 87 97 99 96 98 100
Normal 96                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 4 2 13 9 2 5 1 0 0 0
Poor 12 7 26 25 6 9 12 0 3 5
Fair 36 40 42 34 39 30 40 67 35 25
Good 40 43 16 26 44 49 42 30 49 56
Excellent 8 8 3 6 9 7 5 3 13 14
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 5 3 13 6 0 4 0 0 0 6
Poor 15 6 31 18 6 13 12 1 8 17
Fair 40 46 38 44 51 27 30 71 30 32
Good 34 37 16 28 39 50 52 27 50 37
Excellent 6 8 2 4 4 6 6 1 12 8
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Poor 6 4 13 7 2 1 6 1 10 7
Fair 42 14 46 43 62 38 36 66 26 33
Good 46 73 32 34 33 59 55 33 64 58
Excellent 5 9 3 15 3 1 3 0 0 2
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 7 1 0 1 0 1 1 1
Poor 4 5 8 6 3 1 0 4 4 19
Fair 31 34 35 30 40 17 37 32 32 47
Good 53 44 36 48 48 64 51 61 61 33
Excellent 11 17 14 15 9 17 12 2 2 0
Average Precipitation 2.28 1.44 6.72 4.54 0.76 1.93 2.45 1.00 1.02 1.00