Cool, wet weather slowed maturity and kept crops from drying down rapidly which slowed harvest progress. Topsoil moisture, statewide, is rated 8 percent short, 85 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply is 7 percent short, 88 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. The northeast district has over 25 percent surplus soil moisture supplies. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork.
Corn dent is 96 percent complete while 78 percent of the corn is mature, similar to last year but 15 days behind a normal of 94 percent. Corn harvested is 28 percent complete, the same as last year, but nearly 3 weeks behind the normal of 63 percent. The percent moisture of corn harvested is 18 percent statewide with a range of 15 to 20 percent. Corn condition is rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 20 percent excellent. Normally corn is in 53 percent good to excellent condition. Soybeans turning color is at 84 percent, 4 days ahead of last year but 6 days behind the normal of 91 percent. Sixty percent of soybeans are dropping leaves, with 34 percent of the soybeans rated mature, 4 days ahead of last year but 5 days behind normal. Soybean harvest is 11 percent complete. Soybean condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 17 percent excellent. Normally the crop is rated 46 percent good or better. Cotton opening bolls is at 58 percent, 16 days behind last year and 22 days behind normal. Cotton condition is 13 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Rice harvested is 41 percent complete, 3 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal. Rice condition is rated 1 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 30 percent excellent. Sorghum turning color is 92 percent complete, similar to last year but 8 days behind normal. Sorghum mature is at 54 percent, also similar to last year but 15 days behind normal. The sorghum harvest is 13 percent complete, 9 days behind last year and 20 days behind the normal of 46 percent. Sorghum condition is rated 4 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 11 percent excellent, a slight decline from last week. Winter wheat seeding is 8 percent complete, 2 days ahead of last year but 5 days behind normal. Emergence is at 2 percent.
Pasture condition is rated 2 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 63 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Supplies of hay and roughage is rated 1 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 26 percent surplus. Stock water supplies are 2 percent short, 91 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus.
Temperatures averaged 5 to 6 degrees below average in the southeast district and 7 to 8 degrees below average across the rest of the State. Rainfall averaged 0.44 of an inch for the week. The north-central and northwest districts recorded the most precipitation with 0.79 and 0.73 of an inch, while the south-central and southwest districts reported 0.17 and 0.19 of an inch. Daviess county reported just over 2 inches during the week.
|District Summaries As Of October 4, 2009|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Subsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Harvested, Percent|
|Soybeans Mature, Percent|
|Sorghum Harvested, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Planted, Percent|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|
|Stock Water Supplies|
|Percent Moisture of Corn Harvested|