Cool weather continued across the State. Statewide, topsoil moisture is rated 12 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is rated 9 percent short, 87 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork.
Ninety-four percent of the corn is in the dough stage, 6 days ahead of last year but 9 days behind normal. Corn dent is 76 percent complete, 4 days ahead of last year but 11 days behind the normal of 90 percent. Twenty-two percent of the corn is mature, 4 days ahead of last year but 17 days behind a normal of 58 percent. Corn harvested is 2 percent complete, 3 days ahead of last year but 15 days behind normal. Corn condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 16 percent excellent. Soybean blooming is at 97 percent, 8 days ahead of last year but 10 days behind a normal of 99 percent. Eighty-six percent are setting pods, 7 days ahead of last year but 9 days behind normal. Soybeans turning color is 9 percent, the same as last year but 9 days behind the normal of 28 percent. Three percent of soybeans are dropping leaves. Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and insect damage were reported in soybeans in the northeast and central districts. Soybean condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 15 percent excellent. Cotton has completed setting bolls. Cotton opening bolls is at 10 percent, 10 days behind last year and 17 days behind normal. Cotton condition is 14 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Rice heading is 83 percent complete, 22 days behind last year and 23 days behind the normal of 100 percent. Rice harvested is 10 percent complete, 12 days ahead of last year and 3 days ahead of normal. Rice condition is rated 1 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 26 percent excellent. Sorghum heading is 92 percent, 2 days behind last year and 13 days behind a normal of 98 percent. Sorghum turning color is 51 percent complete, the same as last year but 13 days behind normal. Sorghum mature is at 13 percent, 3 days ahead of last year but 8 days behind normal. The sorghum harvest has begun in the southeast district. Sorghum condition is rated 4 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. The third cutting of alfalfa is 86 percent complete, 12 days ahead of last year but 4 days behind normal.
Pasture condition is rated 3 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 9 percent excellent. Hay supply is 1 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 26 percent surplus. Stock water supplies are 1 percent short, 95 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.
Temperatures averaged 5 to 8 degrees below average across the State. Rainfall averaged 0.69 of an inch for the week. The south-central district recorded the most precipitation with 1.15 inches, while the northern third of the State reported less than 0.25 of an inch. Jefferson county reported 3.75 inches last week. Mississippi and Scott counties reported 0.34 and 0.56 of an inch of rain over the last 4 weeks, respectively.
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Subsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Mature, Percent|
|Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent|
|Sorghum Mature, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|
|Stock Water Supplies|