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Week Ending November 22, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Wet soil conditions limited harvest and fieldwork progress. Atchison reported 6 inches of snow early last week. Topsoil moisture, statewide, is rated 57 percent adequate and 43 percent surplus. There were 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Fall tillage is 32 percent complete, 26 days behind last year and the normal of 66 percent. Grain movement from farm to elevator is moderate to heavy with 40 percent light, 37 percent moderate and 16 percent heavy. Off–Farm storage availability rates 46 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. On-Farm storage availability rates 40 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. With the good crops this year, both off-farm and on-farm storage is about 40 percent short.

Field Crops Report

Corn harvest is 76 percent complete, 9 days behind last year, and 36 days behind the normal of 95 percent. The most progress was made in the northeast and central districts of the State. The moisture content of corn harvested averaged 18 percent statewide with a range of 15 to 19 percent. Soybean harvest is 87 percent complete, 2 days behind last year and 9 days behind a normal of 94 percent. Producers continue to move into corn as they complete soybean harvest. Cotton harvest is 78 percent complete, 26 days behind last year and 20 days behind the normal of 94 percent. The sorghum harvest advanced 13 points statewide during the week to 81 percent complete, 7 days behind last year and 17 days behind the normal of 95 percent. Harvest in the north-central and southwest districts progressed 36 and 24 points, respectively. Winter wheat seeding is 61 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 26 days behind a normal of 92 percent. Seeding increased 17 points in the southeast district. Emergence is at 44 percent, 16 days behind last year and 23 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition is 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 61 percent fair, 31 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. The northwest, northeast, and west-central districts have 10 percent or more of winter wheat in poor to very poor conditions.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 63 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.

Weather Summary

Temperatures averaged 1 to 3 degrees above average across the State. Rainfall averaged 2.04 inches during the week across the State. The east-central reported the most precipitation with 2.83 inches while the southeast and southwest reported the least precipitation at 1.12 and 1.09 inches, respectively.

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 22, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 2.2 1.5 1.4 1.4 2.2 1.7 1.2 5.4 3.4 3.3
Last Year 6.2 6.3 5.6 6.5 6.6 6.7 6.6 7.0 6.0 5.3
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 57 63 45 30 47 42 57 100 97 81
Surplus 43 37 55 70 53 58 43 0 3 18
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 32 27 41 17 18 40 29 57 62 45
Last Year 62 44 43 40 61 73 84 93 98 72
Normal 66                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 76 67 75 56 86 89 74 99 99 100
Last Year 87 76 85 80 93 94 88 97 100 100
Normal 95                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 87 95 82 87 82 90 77 55 97 93
Last Year 90 92 91 89 77 90 92 75 97 97
Normal 94                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 61 85 72 48 33 50 47 32 90 86
Last Year 92 97 96 97 80 81 95 92 97 98
Normal 92                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 44 78 48 37 28 30 22 21 82 59
Last Year 74 96 88 71 54 56 76 76 93 89
Normal 81                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0
Poor 6 10 2 13 12 1 4 0 1 5
Fair 61 42 54 57 68 41 41 0 1 81
Good 31 46 39 25 19 58 53 100 98 14
Excellent 1 2 3 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 2 0 8 0 0 3 0 0 2
Poor 4 9 7 7 0 1 8 0 1 8
Fair 23 41 26 45 31 17 25 0 7 29
Good 63 43 59 34 48 72 55 92 92 54
Excellent 9 5 8 6 21 10 9 8 0 7
Grain Movement (Farm to Elevator)                    
None 7 3 5 9 8 16 9 1 0 0
Light 40 30 59 34 43 29 63 44 86 43
Moderate 37 55 17 40 33 48 28 55 14 18
Heavy 16 12 19 17 16 7 0 0 0 39
OFF-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 46 56 65 23 59 65 5 59 0 32
Adequate 51 41 35 67 39 35 95 41 100 68
Surplus 3 3 0 10 2 0 0 0 0 0
ON-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 40 42 24 33 53 67 19 16 37 31
Adequate 56 53 70 58 45 31 81 84 63 69
Surplus 4 5 6 9 2 2 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 2.04 2.13 2.31 2.78 1.42 2.29 2.83 1.09 1.74 1.12