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Week Ending May 3, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Wet weather halted most spring tillage and planting, although progress continues about 1 week ahead of last year’s near record late plantings. Topsoil moisture is 38 percent adequate and 62 percent surplus. Surplus topsoil moisture increased in all districts except the northwest and north-central districts. Subsoil moisture is 63 percent adequate and 37 percent surplus. Spring tillage is 51 percent complete, a 1 point increase from last week but 17 days behind the normal of 69 percent. There were 0.7 days suitable for fieldwork with only the southwest and south-central districts reporting over 1 day suitable.

Field Crops Report

Corn planting is 31 percent complete compared to 21 percent last year. Corn planting is 18 days behind the normal pace of 66 percent complete. Corn emergence is at 6 percent, on par with last year and 20 days behind normal. Rice planting is 50 percent complete, 5 days behind normal. Rice emerged is at 17 percent, 6 days behind the normal pace of 37 percent. Cotton planting is at 17 percent, a week behind the normal progress of 37 percent. Sorghum planting is at 2 percent, unchanged from last week and 20 days behind normal. Soybean planting is 2 percent complete, 12 days behind the normal pace of 9 percent. Wheat heading is at 13 percent, 9 days behind the normal of 35 percent. Condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 4 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Hay supply is rated at 5 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. Stock water supplies are rated at 70 percent adequate and 30 percent surplus.

Weather Summary

Temperatures ranged from near normal to 5 degrees above average across the State. Rainfall averaged 2.96 inches statewide with a range of 4.09 inches in the southeast district to 2.14 inches in the east-central district. Monroe, Bates, Howard, Barry, New Madrid, and Stoddard counties reported over 5.00 inches of precipitation.

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 May 3, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.4 0.6 1.3 1.4 0.9
Last Year 3.0 2.4 1.1 1.8 2.4 3.4 4.2 4.8 4.7 4.1
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Adequate 38 47 27 28 21 35 44 55 74 20
Surplus 62 53 73 72 79 65 55 45 24 80
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Adequate 63 71 57 66 45 64 55 70 86 53
Surplus 37 29 43 34 55 36 43 29 14 47
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 51 50 47 15 54 51 48 72 66 63
Last Year 32 24 32 19 37 28 39 47 47 47
Normal 69                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 31 29 21 11 24 36 21 49 53 66
Last Year 21 10 7 3 10 25 29 30 19 63
Normal 66                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 6 4 4 2 2 11 4 16 32 12
Last Year 6 2 1 1 4 9 3 6 3 21
Normal 43                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 2 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 6
Last Year 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6
Normal 9                  
Winter Wheat Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 13 4 0 0 6 4 18 12 24 65
Last Year 10 0 0 0 2 3 3 5 12 26
Normal 35                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 8 5 15 13 3 6 14 1 11 5
Fair 40 51 48 40 43 35 41 14 46 32
Good 45 41 31 43 48 55 41 83 23 45
Excellent 6 2 5 2 6 4 4 2 20 18
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 5 19 5 6 2 2 1 4 1 0
Adequate 81 74 72 75 71 91 97 82 95 41
Surplus 14 7 22 18 27 7 2 14 4 59
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adequate 70 66 49 51 66 70 57 85 90 91
Surplus 30 34 51 49 34 30 43 15 10 9
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 4 6 8 11 6 4 3 1 1 0
Fair 38 41 51 60 38 37 44 18 34 2
Good 50 45 37 22 48 49 50 72 60 83
Excellent 8 8 4 5 8 10 3 9 5 15
Average Precipitation 2.96 2.65 2.38 3.51 4.06 2.84 2.14 3.06 2.92 4.09