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Week Ending October 26, 2008

Agricultural Summary

Another cool, rainy week with 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork limited row crop harvesting over most of the State as the growing season nears its end. Drier weather is needed to make progress with corn and soybean harvesting as both continue to fall further behind. State-wide, topsoil moisture rates 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus. Fall tillage is 30 percent complete, about normal for this time of year.

Field Crops Report

Ninety-six percent of the corn crop is mature, when normally 100 percent is mature. Harvest is 51 percent complete, over a month behind last year and normal. Overall, condition is rated 4 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Ninety percent of the soybean acreage is dropping leaves, and seventy-six percent is mature, 13 days behind last year and normal. Harvest increased 11 points from last week to 38 percent complete, 15 days behind normal. Soybean condition is rated 4 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Rice harvest is 94 percent complete, two weeks behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Cotton harvest is 77 percent complete, almost two weeks behind last year but 9 days ahead of normal. Eighty-four percent of the sorghum crop is mature, 22 days behind normal. Sorghum harvest is 45 percent complete, almost three weeks behind last year and 25 days behind normal. Sorghum condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Winter wheat is 43 percent planted, 11 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal. Emergence is at 23 percent, 8 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition is rated 2 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 54 percent good and 8 percent excellent.

Weather Summary

Temperatures ranged from 1 to 3 degrees below average across the State. Rainfall averaged 1.16 inches, ranging from 0.55 inches in the east-central district to 2.15 inches in the northwest. Several counties in the northwest and west-central districts received over 2 inches of rain.

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 October 26, 2008
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 3.7 2.4 3.2 2.9 3.3 4.2 4.5 4.9 5.7 4.0
Last Year 4.7 5.0 5.2 5.6 5.3 5.4 4.4 5.7 4.6 0.4
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 7 0
Short 10 0 1 2 0 9 21 17 30 11
Adequate 73 73 72 62 71 80 76 80 63 83
Surplus 16 27 27 36 29 11 0 3 0 6
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 30 15 15 10 25 36 44 37 81 39
Last Year 36 16 28 31 41 44 56 54 78 35
Normal 29                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 51 29 48 23 61 70 46 80 77 97
Last Year 87 69 88 85 98 99 99 98 100 100
Normal 88                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 76 85 75 74 59 77 67 62 72 82
Last Year 93 96 93 97 87 98 97 72 89 94
Normal 94                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 38 31 39 29 23 56 36 8 33 54
Last Year 66 49 71 79 62 83 86 24 51 69
Normal 65                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 45 54 26 17 36 18 19 43 80 97
Last Year 75 79 73 78 75 70 84 54 88 99
Normal 76                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 43 40 37 28 37 28 48 34 60 64
Last Year 62 53 73 81 58 50 72 55 68 63
Normal 63                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 23 23 21 17 11 9 30 14 42 41
Last Year 41 33 47 64 35 31 54 27 56 50
Normal 40                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 4 3 5 7 2 4 7 0 1 0
Poor 12 13 11 24 5 15 8 0 4 8
Fair 35 45 38 37 36 29 24 34 15 22
Good 39 31 33 25 49 42 52 61 43 55
Excellent 10 8 13 7 8 10 9 5 37 15
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 4 7 6 4 1 4 3 0 0 2
Poor 12 13 12 24 5 13 12 1 4 9
Fair 38 44 41 43 39 33 28 43 6 26
Good 36 27 31 24 43 40 48 55 30 47
Excellent 10 9 10 5 12 10 9 1 60 16
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 3 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
Poor 5 5 11 6 3 6 5 1 0 0
Fair 39 68 35 42 66 41 35 20 17 38
Good 47 21 46 38 29 46 49 75 83 51
Excellent 8 6 5 13 2 7 8 4 0 11
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 2 1 3 5 7 1 0 0 0 0
Fair 45 32 63 40 47 57 44 23 4 51
Good 51 57 30 49 46 42 55 77 17 49
Excellent 2 10 3 6 0 0 1 0 79 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 6 8 7 11 3 2 0 3 10 12
Fair 31 31 36 42 46 18 23 29 35 41
Good 54 55 46 32 39 70 66 60 53 27
Excellent 8 5 8 13 12 10 11 8 2 20
Average Precipitation 1.16 2.15 1.30 1.19 1.62 0.92 0.55 1.15 0.61 1.30