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Week Ending June 7, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Producers are continuing forward despite wet soil conditions that are hampering progress and forcing some to replant. Isolated severe weather was reported across the northern third of the State bringing damaging winds and some hail. Topsoil moisture is 4 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 20 percent surplus. The southwest district had a 22 point increase in the rated short topsoil moisture. Spring tillage is 91 percent complete, 9 days behind the normal of 94 percent. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork with the southwest district reporting nearly 7 days suitable.

Field Crops Report

Corn planting is 95 percent complete, 7 days behind the normal pace of 97 percent complete. Corn emergence is at 83 percent, 10 days behind normal. Corn condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 11 percent excellent, similar to last week. Much better conditions in the north-central district were offset by much worse conditions in the southwest. Soybean planting is 59 percent complete, 10 days behind the normal pace of 75 percent. Emergence is 36 percent, 11 days behind a normal of 59 percent. Cotton planting is at 98 percent, about 8 days behind the normal completion. Rice planting is complete. Rice emerged is at 93 percent, 10 days behind the normal pace of 99 percent. Rice condition is rated 4 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Sorghum planting is at 61 percent, an 18 point increase from last week but 11 days behind the normal of 79 percent. Wheat heading is at 97 percent, 7 days behind the normal of 99 percent. Sixty-three percent of the wheat crop has turned color, 4 days behind the normal of 76 percent. The wheat harvest has begun in the southeast district. Condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. The first cutting of alfalfa progressed 18 points and is 66 percent complete, 4 days behind the normal of 75 percent. Other hay is 38 percent cut, a 14 point increase, but still 3 days behind the normal of 43 percent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 2 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 18 percent excellent. Seventy–three percent in good to excellent condition is better than last year’s 68 percent and 49 percent normal.

Weather Summary

Temperatures ranged from 3 degrees below average to 2 degrees above average across the State. Rainfall averaged 0.88 inches statewide with a range 0.30 inches in the southwest district to 1.64 inches in the northwest district. Holt county reported 5.82 inches of rain last week.

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 June 7, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.2 3.8 3.2 3.0 5.0 5.5 3.5 6.7 5.1 3.1
Last Year 3.2 2.8 1.3 1.6 1.2 2.7 4.0 3.9 5.8 6.6
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 4 3 0 1 10 1 0 22 3 0
Adequate 76 87 66 65 69 89 70 66 90 73
Surplus 20 10 34 33 21 10 30 12 7 27
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 95 100 91 89 97 97 84 98 98 100
Last Year 88 93 88 69 85 91 74 97 96 100
Normal 97                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 83 93 78 59 91 88 66 96 93 100
Last Year 74 73 67 49 79 78 51 85 79 100
Normal 93                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 59 78 65 43 58 71 49 26 32 58
Last Year 44 47 33 32 31 45 31 9 53 70
Normal 75                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 36 50 42 21 37 38 27 11 26 38
Last Year 28 25 24 16 24 25 17 2 39 53
Normal 59                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 63 23 10 36 48 37 60 74 97 97
Last Year 39 22 0 25 39 21 14 24 35 72
Normal 76                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 66 50 30 44 95 88 76 76 86 97
Last Year 51 42 14 37 54 64 67 68 88 99
Normal 75                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 38 27 20 11 45 43 38 45 47 37
Last Year 23 15 7 7 13 28 31 33 33 57
Normal 43                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 0 0
Poor 6 3 6 10 5 4 16 1 3 10
Fair 36 39 21 44 34 29 42 63 15 37
Good 46 43 50 35 57 59 39 32 62 49
Excellent 11 15 23 9 4 4 3 4 20 14
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 2 2 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 3
Poor 11 16 5 13 4 2 25 8 13 12
Fair 39 48 46 38 38 43 38 34 8 40
Good 40 32 39 41 45 36 33 49 30 40
Excellent 8 2 9 6 12 19 2 9 49 5
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 2 2 5 6 2 1 2 2 1 0
Fair 25 33 41 37 30 20 27 11 18 3
Good 55 52 43 42 49 58 38 63 70 63
Excellent 18 13 11 14 19 21 33 23 11 34
Average Precipitation                    
  0.88 1.64 1.03 0.85 0.34 0.50 1.11 0.30 1.00 0.93