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Week Ending September 27, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Wet weather hampered harvest efforts across the State. Topsoil moisture, statewide, is rated 8 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. There were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork.

Field Crops Report

Corn dent is 95 percent complete while sixty-eight percent of the corn is mature, 4 days ahead of last year but 15 days behind a normal of 88 percent. Corn harvested is 19 percent complete, 2 days ahead of last year but 19 days behind the normal of 51 percent. The percent moisture of corn harvested is 19 percent statewide with a range of 14 to 22 percent. Corn condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 19 percent excellent. Soybeans turning color is at 67 percent, 3 days ahead of last year but 6 days behind the normal of 82 percent. Forty percent of soybeans are dropping leaves, 5 days ahead of last year but 6 days behind normal. Fourteen percent of the soybeans are mature, 3 days ahead of last year but 7 days behind normal. Soybean harvest is 2 percent complete. Soybean condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 15 percent excellent. Cotton opening bolls is at 43 percent, 14 days behind last year and 21 days behind normal. Cotton condition is 1 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Rice harvested is 26 percent complete, same as last year but 9 days behind normal. Rice condition is rated 1 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 29 percent excellent. Sorghum turning color is 89 percent complete, 5 days ahead of last year but 5 days behind normal. Sorghum mature is at 47 percent, 4 days behind last year and 12 days behind normal. The sorghum harvest is 6 percent complete, 9 days behind last year and 20 days behind the normal of 33 percent. Sorghum condition is rated 4 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 13 percent excellent, an improvement from last week. Winter wheat seeding is 3 percent complete. Emergence is at 1 percent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 3 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

Weather Summary

Temperatures averaged 4 to 6 degrees above average in the southeast district and normal to 4 degrees above average across the rest of the State. Rainfall averaged 1.76 inches for the week. The northeast district recorded the most precipitation with 3.08 inches, while the northwest district reported 0.84 of an inch. Scotland county reported 4.20 inches during the 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 September 27, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 3.9 5.2 4.9 2.5 4.9 3.1 1.9 5.2 4.3 3.1
Last Year 6.4 5.5 6.4 6.3 6.6 6.5 6.3 7.0 6.7 6.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Short 8 13 16 2 3 0 9 0 9 13
Adequate 82 86 81 58 96 93 65 90 91 73
Surplus 10 1 3 40 1 7 25 10 0 13
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 19 6 19 3 19 15 12 27 40 63
Last Year 16 4 4 2 9 13 8 26 23 62
Normal 51                  
Soybeans Dropping Leaves and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 40 51 51 32 27 40 49 6 30 42
Last Year 26 33 18 23 21 24 18 11 22 36
Normal 56                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 14 14 27 7 4 20 26 2 5 10
Last Year 8 7 6 4 7 8 3 5 11 16
Normal 29                  
Sorghum Mature, Percent                    
This Year 47 64 24 7 46 19 18 73 86 77
Last Year 40 52 19 12 33 15 5 50 51 94
Normal 68                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 3 4 3 2 4 2 2 13 17 3
Last Year 3 4 0 1 3 2 5 5 7 3
Normal 7                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 6 1 0 4 3 0 2 2
Poor 7 4 14 7 3 6 6 0 4 7
Fair 26 27 21 42 19 28 27 2 11 20
Good 46 46 33 38 57 52 53 80 29 46
Excellent 19 22 26 12 21 10 11 18 54 25
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 3 1 5 1 0 3 0 0 4 5
Poor 7 6 10 9 2 3 3 0 5 10
Fair 29 28 27 35 21 33 27 2 18 34
Good 46 44 29 42 58 53 58 83 31 39
Excellent 15 21 19 13 19 8 12 15 42 12
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 4 1 12 6 1 0 1 0 0 5
Fair 27 50 34 33 17 36 39 2 14 26
Good 56 43 41 50 68 64 46 81 22 50
Excellent 13 6 8 11 14 0 14 17 64 19
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Poor 3 4 5 6 0 0 4 1 3 17
Fair 27 27 26 43 24 21 38 13 36 33
Good 62 57 64 39 63 68 41 85 61 41
Excellent 8 12 4 12 13 11 17 1 0 6
Percent Moisture of Corn Harvested                    
Percent 19 21 22 18 20 19 17 16 14 17
Average Precipitation 1.76 0.84 1.59 3.08 2.07 2.13 1.35 2.10 1.69 1.25