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Week Ending June 21, 2009

Agricultural Summary

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.

Field Crops Report

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 & Livestock

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.

Weather Summary

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.

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 21, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 2.6 1.4 1.1 1.8 2.0 2.2 1.8 5.5 4.2 4.6
Last Year 3.9 3.3 2.6 4.6 2.1 3.3 5.0 4.4 5.6 6.1
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Short 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 4 11
Adequate 61 54 34 51 56 64 64 80 90 67
Surplus 37 46 66 49 43 36 35 12 6 22
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 97 99 96 93 98 99 86 99 99 100
Last Year 85 95 79 67 85 91 56 91 96 100
Normal 97                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 75 93 77 58 66 87 60 50 53 76
Last Year 64 75 58 55 36 52 55 16 88 87
Normal 88                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 65 88 70 46 57 75 44 40 43 63
Last Year 50 61 49 37 29 46 31 6 75 75
Normal 80                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 77 100 72 54 95 73 38 86 83 98
Last Year 67 86 79 37 53 48 57 55 90 100
Normal 89                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 23 0 2 1 3 0 7 12 0 60
Last Year 19 0 0 2 2 0 4 6 23 59
Normal 42                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 80 81 42 62 98 91 95 81 97 100
Last Year 76 74 36 48 87 83 92 90 98 100
Normal 91                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 50 42 29 18 51 52 55 60 64 68
Last Year 40 42 16 16 19 48 56 42 63 87
Normal 64                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 3 3 7 3 1 4 4 0 2 0
Poor 9 10 12 13 5 5 20 1 3 8
Fair 39 44 39 48 30 32 43 55 13 25
Good 42 36 37 29 51 54 31 39 58 60
Excellent 7 7 5 7 13 5 2 5 24 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 2 5 2 1 3 2 0 3 2
Poor 9 13 7 11 4 6 5 19 5 9
Fair 39 41 36 46 34 35 55 20 19 38
Good 45 41 48 33 49 50 34 61 72 48
Excellent 5 3 4 8 12 6 4 0 1 3
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 2 2 1 6 3 1 1 2 0 0
Fair 24 29 28 35 28 20 28 15 19 2
Good 57 58 54 42 49 62 44 60 69 78
Excellent 17 11 17 16 20 17 27 22 12 20
Average Precipitation 2.35 2.99 2.04 1.47 3.32 3.28 2.73 1.51 1.62 1.35