A wet week slowed crop progress over much of the State. Topsoil moisture is 2 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 37 percent surplus. Spring tillage is 96 percent complete. There were 2.6 days suitable for fieldwork. The northern two-thirds of the State reported a range of 1.1 to 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork.
Corn emergence is at 97 percent, on par with normal. Normally corn is about 10 percent silked but this year it is just beginning in the southeast, south-central, east-central and north-central districts. Corn condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. The east-central and northwest districts showed a 21 and 13 point drop in good to excellent condition last week. Soybean planting is 75 percent complete, 14 days behind the normal pace of 88 percent. Planting of double cropped soybeans has begun. Emergence is 65 percent, 10 days behind a normal of 80 percent. Soybean condition is 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Cotton squaring is 3 percent complete, 19 days behind the normal of 35 percent. Cotton condition is 18 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Rice condition is rated 7 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Sorghum planting is at 77 percent, 16 days behind the normal of 89 percent. Sorghum condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. The north-central and northeast districts have 10 percent or more of the crop in poor to very poor condition. Wheat turning color is 95 percent complete, 5 days behind the normal of 99 percent. The wheat harvest is 23 percent complete, 5 days behind the normal of 42 percent. Drier weather in the southeast district allowed for a 46 point increase in wheat harvested. Condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 41 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Scattered areas of disease have been reported across the State. The first cutting of alfalfa is 80 percent complete, 10 days behind the normal of 91 percent. Other hay is 50 percent cut, 9 days behind the normal of 64 percent.
Pasture condition is rated 2 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 17 percent excellent. The northwest and north-central districts reported 18 and 13 point increase in good to excellent conditions respectively.
Temperatures ranged from 3 degrees to 6 degrees above average across the State. Rainfall averaged 2.35 inches statewide with a range of 1.35 inches in the southeast district to 3.32 inches in the west-central district. Andrew county reported 6.20 inches of rain last week.
|District Summaries As Of June 21, 2009|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Emerged, Percent|
|Soybeans Planted, Percent|
|Soybeans Emerged, Percent|
|Sorghum Planted, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent|
|Other Hay Cut, Percent|