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Week Ending June 28, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Very warm, dry weather allowed producers to make substantial progress in planting soybeans and sorghum. Hay and winter wheat harvest also advanced significantly. Topsoil moisture was reduced to 14 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus. The southern third of the State is 24 percent or more in short to very short top soil moisture. There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork compared to 3.4 days during this week last year.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked is 8 percent complete, 8 days behind the normal of 27 percent. Corn condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. The west-central district showed a 13 point increase in good to excellent condition. Soybean planting is 90 percent complete, 5 days behind the normal pace of 93 percent. Plantings increased 15 points from last week. Emergence is 76 percent, 10 days behind a normal of 87 percent. Soybean blooming has begun in all areas but the southwest district. Soybean condition is 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Cotton squaring is 17 percent complete, 15 days behind the normal of 56 percent. Cotton condition is 1 percent very poor, 16 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Rice condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 17 percent excellent. Sorghum planting is at 95 percent, 3 days ahead of the normal of 94 percent. Plantings increased 18 points over last week. Heading has begun in the north-central and central districts. Sorghum condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Wheat harvest is 58 percent complete, 3 days behind the normal of 67 percent. Harvest progressed 35 points compared to the normal of 25 points. The first cutting of alfalfa is 89 percent complete, while second cutting is 21 percent complete, 7 days behind the normal of 38 percent. Other hay is 63 percent cut, 7 days behind the normal of 73 percent. Other hay cut increased 13 points this week compared to the normal of 9 points.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 2 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 15 percent excellent

Weather Summary

Temperatures ranged from 5 degrees to 9 degrees above average across the State. Rainfall averaged 0.55 inches statewide with a range of 0.17 inches in the east-central district to 1.26 inches in the west-central district. Cedar county reported 2.88 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 28, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.4 4.8 4.2 4.3 4.8 5.5 6.3 6.7 6.2 6.4
Last Year 3.4 2 1.1 2.5 3.9 3.2 4.3 4.4 5.4 5.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
Short 14 2 3 1 7 9 13 24 48 27
Adequate 71 74 67 82 77 79 78 64 47 66
Surplus 15 24 30 17 16 12 8 12 5 4
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 8 1 5 1 3 10 7 24 7 32
Last Year 3 0 2 0 2 1 0 2 0 10
Normal 27                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 90 96 91 86 86 95 79 63 91 94
Last Year 74 81 70 67 59 71 72 25 94 92
Normal 93                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 76 86 83 54 71 90 49 50 80 79
Last Year 60 68 61 49 34 60 46 17 84 82
Normal 87                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 58 23 24 20 44 34 48 64 40 93
Last Year 36 4 3 5 19 9 18 32 64 82
Normal 67                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 89 85 66 87 100 95 100 100 99 100
Last Year 83 83 56 67 93 88 97 94 98 100
Normal 96                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 63 45 36 27 67 69 73 73 79 82
Last Year 49 48 26 26 25 59 64 52 74 91
Normal 73                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 3 2 8 2 0 5 7 0 0 0
Poor 10 10 14 13 4 5 29 1 0 8
Fair 33 35 38 49 19 20 24 52 11 24
Good 43 39 35 29 52 62 38 40 47 56
Excellent 11 14 5 7 25 8 2 7 42 12
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 5 2 1 4 5 0 0 0
Poor 9 11 7 14 4 4 17 0 0 12
Fair 36 39 38 44 25 30 36 38 1 33
Good 45 43 44 33 55 54 41 60 55 47
Excellent 8 6 6 7 15 8 1 2 44 8
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 5 1 5 15 1 0 1 0 0 5
Fair 36 51 45 49 24 35 68 5 11 37
Good 54 47 45 28 64 65 29 94 42 53
Excellent 4 1 0 7 11 0 2 1 47 5
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 2 2 1 4 2 3 2 2 0 1
Fair 25 30 37 42 32 23 28 13 18 4
Good 58 58 49 39 36 64 55 63 70 78
Excellent 15 10 13 14 30 10 15 21 12 17
Average Precipitation 0.55 0.53 0.7 0.72 1.26 0.57 0.17 0.5 0.27 0.53