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Week Ending June 14, 2009

Agricultural Summary

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.

Field Crops Report

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 & Livestock

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.

Weather Summary

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.

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 14, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 2.7 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.8 2.9 2.5 5.3 4.6 4.0
Last Year 2.5 1.6 0.5 0.9 0.7 2.3 3.5 2.8 5.2 6.2
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 6 1 0
Adequate 60 37 40 57 52 65 68 74 93 59
Surplus 39 63 60 43 47 35 32 20 6 41
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 92 99 93 77 95 94 78 98 96 100
Last Year 82 89 77 60 83 88 53 90 90 100
Normal 96                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 68 92 76 46 61 80 57 45 40 68
Last Year 50 57 37 35 32 51 37 9 69 81
Normal 82                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 52 81 59 34 49 60 32 28 34 51
Last Year 39 46 30 23 27 40 22 4 57 65
Normal 70                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 86 64 69 66 86 86 81 86 100 100
Last Year 77 54 53 65 83 63 70 71 68 97
Normal 92                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 74 81 42 51 97 89 85 79 92 97
Last Year 60 52 16 39 67 71 81 82 96 99
Normal 84                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 43 42 21 15 50 44 49 55 58 48
Last Year 28 20 7 9 16 34 46 38 42 79
Normal 53                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 0
Poor 9 9 12 11 5 7 27 1 0 9
Fair 35 35 36 46 30 35 19 56 9 24
Good 45 37 40 32 58 49 51 39 65 60
Excellent 9 19 8 8 7 5 3 4 26 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 3 1 0 6 0 0 0 2
Poor 6 3 6 9 4 8 1 0 0 8
Fair 35 43 38 43 37 27 16 1 1 35
Good 51 49 48 38 49 52 81 99 98 52
Excellent 6 5 5 9 10 7 2 0 1 3
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 1 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 1
Poor 10 11 6 13 6 3 29 9 0 12
Fair 38 53 47 39 35 41 28 34 9 38
Good 42 34 36 39 46 36 42 48 50 43
Excellent 9 1 8 6 10 20 0 9 41 6
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 2 0 2 6 3 1 1 2 1 0
Fair 26 49 40 40 30 21 26 12 15 3
Good 53 46 44 38 52 48 38 61 73 60
Excellent 19 5 14 15 15 30 35 24 11 37
Average Precipitation 1.92 2.26 2.20 2.62 2.35 2.13 1.16 1.78 1.63 1.07