Wet weather continues to hinder crop progress. Although crop progress is about a week ahead of last year, it is still about one to two weeks behind normal. Topsoil moisture is 1 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 39 percent surplus. The northwest district had a 53 point increase in the rated surplus topsoil moisture. Spring tillage is 93 percent complete, 11 days behind the normal of 96 percent. There were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork, similar to this week last year. The southern third of the State is reporting over 4 days suitable for fieldwork.
Corn planting is 97 percent complete. Corn emergence is at 92 percent, 9 days behind the normal of 96 percent. Corn condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 9 percent excellent. Improving conditions in the east-central district were offset by worsening conditions in the north-central district. Over 10 percent of the corn crop is in poor to very poor condition in the north-central, northeast, central and east-central districts. Soybean planting is 68 percent complete, 12 days behind the normal pace of 82 percent. Emergence is 52 percent, 11 days behind a normal of 70 percent. Soybean condition is 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Cotton condition is 18 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. The condition is 42 percent good to excellent this year compared to 57 percent normal, and 66 percent last year at this time. Rice emerged is at 99 percent. Rice condition is rated 4 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Sorghum planting is at 72 percent, 12 days behind the normal of 84 percent. Wheat heading is complete. Eighty-six percent of the wheat crop has turned color, 3 days behind the normal of 92 percent. The wheat harvest is 5 percent complete, 5 days behind the normal of 17 percent. Harvesting continues to progress in the southeast and has just begun in the north-central district. Condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 9 percent excellent. Excessive moisture has contributed to disease in scattered areas of the State. The first cutting of alfalfa is 74 percent complete, 7 days behind the normal of 84 percent. Other hay is 43 percent cut, 7 days behind the normal of 53 percent.
Pasture condition is rated 2 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 19 percent excellent. The northwest district had a 14 point decline in good to excellent condition compared to last week.
Temperatures ranged from 6 degrees below average to 2 degrees above average across the State. Rainfall averaged 1.92 inches statewide with a range 1.07 inches in the southeast district to 2.62 inches in the northeast district. Ralls county reported 5.57 inches of rain last week.
|District Summaries As Of June 14, 2009|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Emerged, Percent|
|Soybeans Planted, Percent|
|Soybeans Emerged, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent|
|Other Hay Cut, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Condition|