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Week Ending August 3, 2008

Agricultural Summary

A week of excessive heat stressed crops, pastures, and livestock throughout the state. Some areas experienced temperatures in the 90’s. Lowland producers along the Salt River have pastures and crops underwater. State-wide, topsoil moisture rates 2 percent very short, 17 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture rates 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork.

Field Crops Report

The corn crop is 86 percent silked, 13 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal. Thirty percent is in the dough stage, 14 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal. Corn condition rated 3 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Forty-eight percent of the soybeans are blooming, 13 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal. Seventeen percent are setting pods, 12 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Soybean condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Rice heading is at 44 percent complete, 7 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal. Rice condition was reported as 1 percent poor, 10 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 44 percent excellent. Cotton setting bolls is 93 complete, 14 days ahead of last year and 9 days ahead of normal. Cotton condition rated 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Sorghum heading is at 46 percent, 9 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal. Five percent is turning color, 9 days behind last year and normal. Sorghum condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Second cutting alfalfa is 80 percent harvested, 15 days behind last year and 22 days behind normal, while the third cutting is 13 percent complete, 14 days behind last year and 18 days behind normal. Other hay is 88 percent cut, 18 days behind last year and 26 days behind average.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 56 percent good and 11 percent excellent. This year 67 percent of the pastures are in good to excellent condition compared with 28 percent normal and 25 percent last year. Hay supply is rated 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 85 percent adequate, 5 percent surplus. Stock water supplies are 2 short, 86 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus.

Weather Summary

Temperatures during the past week ranged from near normal to 6 degrees above normal over most of the state. Rainfall for the week averaged 1.77 inches, ranging from 0.28 inches in the southwest district to 2.85 inches in the east-central district. Only the southwest district received less than 1 inch.

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 August 3, 2008
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.9 5.2 4.0 3.0 5.5 4.4 3.2 6.9 6.0 5.7
Last Year 6.8 6.5 6.9 6.9 6.6 6.9 6.8 7.0 6.9 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 10
Short 17 16 1 1 22 8 2 39 27 43
Adequate 66 77 74 44 74 77 79 49 64 47
Surplus 15 5 25 55 3 15 19 11 4 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 6 3
Short 12 25 0 1 2 3 12 16 30 24
Adequate 80 71 93 55 96 93 85 84 64 73
Surplus 7 4 7 44 1 4 3 0 0 0
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 86 84 80 73 91 89 92 81 85 100
Last Year 95 94 95 96 97 99 97 86 100 100
Normal 97                  
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 30 14 16 15 18 33 24 31 38 75
Last Year 64 47 57 59 67 83 64 53 93 86
Normal 69                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 48 41 53 32 36 50 74 13 58 69
Last Year 71 51 71 89 55 86 78 19 74 86
Normal 75                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 17 13 19 6 7 21 21 1 26 33
Last Year 40 21 33 41 26 50 52 12 32 65
Normal 41                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 3 2 7 7 2 3 0 0 1 0
Poor 11 8 20 25 6 7 7 0 7 4
Fair 35 40 33 36 38 39 36 48 22 24
Good 41 45 26 25 46 41 49 51 51 54
Excellent 10 5 14 7 8 10 8 1 19 18
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 3 1 7 4 0 3 0 0 0 6
Poor 12 9 15 19 4 10 9 1 14 15
Fair 42 46 40 47 55 39 26 79 22 28
Good 36 39 28 26 37 43 57 20 40 38
Excellent 7 5 10 4 4 5 8 0 24 13
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 9 35 14 11 2 4 13 1 7 2
Adequate 85 60 80 78 95 87 85 91 92 98
Surplus 5 2 4 8 3 9 2 8 1 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 2 4 1 0 1 2 4 1 6 3
Adequate 86 94 56 71 99 85 73 98 90 96
Surplus 12 2 43 29 0 13 23 1 4 1
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 1 1 1
Poor 5 2 7 8 7 1 0 5 7 5
Fair 27 32 26 35 34 18 20 25 32 30
Good 56 45 33 42 49 73 61 65 59 63
Excellent 11 21 28 13 10 8 19 4 1 1
Average Precipitation 1.77 1.15 2.64 2.78 2.10 1.75 2.85 0.28 1.37 1.03