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Week Ending July 12, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Below normal temperatures across much of the state and moderate rainfall continue to benefit pastures although hot, humid conditions are stressing livestock in the south-central part of the state. While most planting is generally complete, some re-planting of soybeans was reported. Farmers made good progress in harvesting wheat and alfalfa hay. Statewide, topsoil moisture is rated 18 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork.

Field Crops Report

Corn silking is 48 percent complete, 6 days ahead of last year but 7 days behind a normal of 68 percent. Corn condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 13 percent excellent, a slight improvement from last week. Soybean emergence is 95 percent, about 11 days ahead of last year but 2 days behind the 96 percent normal. Soybean blooming is at 16 percent, nearly 9 days ahead of last year but about a week behind a normal of 28 percent. Soybean condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Cotton squaring reached 68 percent complete, about 10 days behind normal. Bolls have set on 9 percent of this year’s crop, about 12 days behind a year ago and normal. Cotton condition is 17 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 4 percent excellent, virtually unchanged from a week ago. Rice condition is rated 7 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 17 percent excellent, down 5 points in the good to excellent categories from last week. Sorghum heading is 4 percent, about the same as a year ago but 12 days behind a normal of 16 percent. Sorghum condition is rated 6 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 7 percent excellent, an improvement from last week. Wheat harvest is 97 percent complete, 5 days ahead of a 5-year average of 94 percent. The second cutting of alfalfa is 60 percent complete, while other hay is 82 percent cut, both about 6 days behind normal.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 5 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 9 percent excellent, about the same as last week. Pasture conditions are poorest in the south-central and southeast districts.

Weather Summary

Temperatures averaged 3 to 4 degrees below normal in the northeast and 1 to 2 degrees below normal across the rest of the State. Rainfall averaged 0.58 of an inch for the week. The northwest district recorded the most precipitation with 1.29 inches while the driest districts were the southwest at 0.15 of an inch and the Bootheel at 0.18 of an inch. Damaging winds and golf ball sized hail were reported in Texas County.

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 July 12, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.0 3.9 4.4 4.3 4.9 4.7 4.2 6.3 6.7 6.4
Last Year 4.4 4.6 3.5 3.1 4.7 4.2 4.3 5.5 5.6 4.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 5
Short 18 2 10 2 13 1 3 24 46 64
Adequate 68 78 79 74 84 72 68 75 54 31
Surplus 14 20 11 24 3 27 28 1 0 0
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 48 52 36 25 27 34 32 49 43 86
Last Year 33 22 23 6 37 30 38 35 20 79
Normal 68                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 95 98 98 94 96 96 79 92 97 95
Last Year 86 94 90 79 73 85 82 42 98 95
Normal 96                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 16 20 20 10 12 13 11 1 17 20
Last Year 7 3 11 2 15 3 9 1 0 15
Normal 28                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 4 3 21 1 6 8 3 3 16 3
Last Year 4 0 7 2 0 0 4 0 0 10
Normal 16                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 97 96 95 95 99 94 91 98 100 99
Last Year 84 74 69 67 88 78 73 90 94 100
Normal 94                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 60 46 23 40 78 70 76 80 97 95
Last Year 34 28 12 13 29 46 36 35 77 90
Normal 71                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 82 80 58 54 76 86 86 93 92 98
Last Year 72 75 57 50 51 77 81 74 88 100
Normal 86                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 1 1 1 1 6 0 0 1
Poor 8 6 3 10 6 3 18 0 6 12
Fair 35 33 35 47 28 41 37 51 8 27
Good 43 42 43 34 48 51 37 40 48 50
Excellent 13 19 18 8 17 4 2 9 38 10
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 2 1 1 1 6 0 0 4
Poor 7 5 3 12 7 2 14 1 0 11
Fair 39 34 42 37 27 42 41 29 0 46
Good 42 47 40 44 49 39 37 69 41 33
Excellent 10 13 13 6 16 16 2 1 49 6
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Poor 6 1 4 13 2 3 0 2 0 10
Fair 36 54 40 42 24 38 80 6 12 32
Good 51 44 48 36 62 56 19 92 41 47
Excellent 7 1 4 9 12 2 1 0 47 11
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 5 2 3 6 2 2 1 5 16 2
Fair 30 30 19 34 46 19 30 14 47 70
Good 56 56 60 46 40 67 60 77 36 26
Excellent 9 12 18 12 12 12 9 3 1 2
Average Precipitation 0.58 1.29 0.33 0.27 0.78 0.61 0.59 0.15 0.64 0.18