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Week Ending November 1, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Wet conditions from the previous week, plus heavy rains at the end of the week, limited fieldwork across the State and created some localized flooding. Topsoil moisture, statewide, is rated 41 percent adequate and 59 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is rated 62 percent adequate and 38 percent surplus. There were 1.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Fall tillage is 9 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and the normal of 39 percent.

Field Crops Report

Ninety-eight percent of the corn is mature. Corn harvest is 49 percent complete, 10 days behind last year, and 36 days behind the normal of 85 percent. The moisture content of corn harvested is 19 percent statewide with a range of 15 to 22 percent. Corn condition is rated 4 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 16 percent excellent. Ninety-six percent of soybeans have dropped leaves, with 85 percent of the soybeans rated mature. Soybean harvest is 33 percent complete, 9 days behind last year and 22 days behind a normal of 72 percent. Soybean condition is rated 3 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 15 percent excellent. Cotton opening bolls is at 94 percent. Cotton harvest is 17 percent, 29 days behind last year and 33 days behind the normal of 77 percent. Cotton condition is 14 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice harvest is 78 percent complete, 19 days behind last year and 25 days behind a normal of 98 percent. Sorghum mature is at 92 percent, 1 day behind last year and 14 days behind normal. The sorghum harvest is 32 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 36 days behind the normal of 76 percent. Sorghum condition is rated 5 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Winter wheat seeding is 21 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 24 days behind a normal of 70 percent. Emergence is at 16 percent, 10 days behind last year and 16 days behind normal.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 3 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 65 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Supplies of hay and roughage are rated 1 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus. Stock water supplies are 67 percent adequate and 33 percent surplus.

Weather Summary

Temperatures averaged 2 degrees below average to average across the State. Rainfall averaged 2.81 inches for the week. The east-central and south-central districts recorded the most precipitation with 4.22 inches, while the northwest district reported 1.03 inches. Oregon county reported 6.54 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 November 1, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 1.2 1.9 1.4 0.7 1.9 0.8 0.5 0.7 0.7 1.1
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Adequate 41 55 41 18 32 46 35 59 49 29
Surplus 59 45 59 82 68 54 65 41 51 70
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adequate 62 62 75 50 59 51 62 72 81 61
Surplus 38 38 25 50 41 49 38 28 19 39
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 49 31 42 19 56 56 51 91 82 99
Last Year 64 38 62 37 76 76 61 86 90 99
Normal 85                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 33 34 28 19 22 44 24 2 27 47
Last Year 57 52 58 52 40 65 52 20 54 71
Normal 72                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 32 23 19 5 56 16 13 6 91 61
Last Year 54 76 45 26 44 26 23 46 90 99
Normal 76                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 21 59 31 9 20 8 12 24 50 26
Last Year 60 65 46 55 58 50 63 49 64 73
Normal 70                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 4 1 9 1 0 11 1 0 3 2
Poor 8 2 18 7 4 13 10 0 5 10
Fair 27 29 23 47 20 28 26 8 9 19
Good 45 52 35 37 54 42 47 73 26 43
Excellent 16 16 15 8 22 6 16 19 57 26
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 3 1 6 1 0 9 4 0 11 2
Poor 9 6 13 10 2 9 8 0 8 11
Fair 28 22 22 39 20 30 28 40 8 34
Good 45 50 36 41 56 47 48 58 30 40
Excellent 15 21 23 9 22 5 12 2 43 13
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 5 1 13 8 1 2 2 0 0 6
Fair 32 49 29 37 15 39 58 6 0 28
Good 53 47 42 50 68 59 33 93 27 47
Excellent 10 3 10 5 16 0 7 1 73 19
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
Adequate 78 89 81 77 60 71 82 78 93 100
Surplus 21 11 17 22 40 28 18 22 7 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adequate 67 97 65 64 59 75 45 62 60 97
Surplus 33 3 34 36 41 25 55 38 40 3
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 3 0 1 2 0 0 2
Poor 3 1 7 13 0 1 5 0 1 8
Fair 22 31 36 47 25 16 29 4 8 29
Good 65 60 47 30 59 68 53 85 91 54
Excellent 10 8 10 7 16 14 11 11 0 7
Percent Moisture of Corn Harvested                    
Percent 19 19 19 22 18 18 20 15 19 16
Average Precipitation 2.81 1.03 2.45 2.98 1.79 2.61 4.22 1.78 4.22 4.20