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Week Ending December 06, 2009

Agricultural Summary

Continued dry weather allowed most producers to finish harvest and fieldwork. Topsoil moisture, statewide, is rated 83 percent adequate and 17 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply is rated 88 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus. There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Fall tillage is 48 percent complete, 28 days behind last year and 30 days behind normal. Grain movement from farm to elevator is mostly light to moderate with 37 percent light, 42 percent moderate, and 13 percent heavy. Off–Farm storage availability rates 47 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Some elevators have not been able to keep up with the amount of corn that has to be dried down and have reduced the amount of corn they are accepting. On-Farm storage availability rates 46 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn harvest is 92 percent complete, 9 days behind last year, and 21 days behind normal. Harvest increased over 15 points in the northeast district. Over 10 percent of the corn is not harvested in the east-central district and the northern third of the State. The moisture content of corn harvested averaged 17 percent statewide with a range of 15 to 18 percent. Soybean harvest is 97 percent complete, 8 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Harvest is complete or near completion in all districts except the east-central and southwest. Cotton harvest is 94 percent complete, 29 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal. The sorghum harvest is 94 percent complete, 8 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal. Harvest in the northwest and northeast districts progressed 15 points. Winter wheat seeding is 78 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and 30 days behind normal. Seeding is complete in the southeast district and near complete in the north-central district. Emergence is at 64 percent, 20 days behind last year and 26 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition is 9 percent poor, 55 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Conditions in the north-central and north east districts are rated 27 and 19 percent poor, respectively.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition is rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Stock water supplies are 92 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus.

Weather Summary

Temperatures averaged 1 to 6 degrees below average across the State. Rainfall averaged 0.17 of an inch across the State. The southeast reported the most precipitation with 1.28 inches while the northwest and northeast reported no precipitation.

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/


Final Crop Progress and Condition

This is our final Crop Progress and Condition for the 2009 reporting season. We will resume reporting Crop Progress and Condition in April 2010.

District Summaries As Of December 6, 2009
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.4 6.2 5.5 6.2 6.4 5.9 4.6 6.9 5.3 2.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1
Adequate 83 80 75 73 80 89 79 98 99 73
Surplus 17 20 25 27 20 11 21 0 1 26
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Adequate 88 67 92 82 87 95 83 99 99 99
Surplus 12 33 8 18 13 5 16 0 1 1
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 48 43 51 26 31 56 45 69 75 54
Normal 76                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 92 87 88 86 97 97 87 100 100 100
Normal 99                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 97 98 98 98 96 97 90 86 100 98
Normal 97                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 94 99 98 96 97 86 77 100 100 100
Normal 98                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 78 88 98 57 45 65 79 36 94 100
Normal 97                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 64 82 73 46 38 50 49 24 85 90
Normal 91                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Poor 9 7 27 19 3 13 12 4 2 5
Fair 55 42 36 54 76 44 33 42 15 66
Good 35 47 37 23 21 43 54 54 83 29
Excellent 1 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0
Adequate 92 91 88 89 76 93 90 99 99 100
Surplus 8 7 11 10 23 7 10 0 1 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 3 0 9 0 0 6 0 0 0
Poor 5 10 18 7 1 2 11 0 1 2
Fair 26 38 44 43 47 17 23 5 11 59
Good 61 44 31 30 39 73 53 90 88 33
Excellent 7 5 7 11 13 8 7 5 0 6
Grain Movement (Farm to Elevator)                    
None 8 7 6 6 5 15 30 2 0 0
Light 37 15 56 28 46 55 47 43 92 47
Moderate 42 53 36 43 40 23 23 53 8 47
Heavy 13 25 2 23 9 7 0 2 0 6
OFF-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 47 64 55 46 63 46 8 42 0 23
Adequate 51 33 43 48 37 54 88 56 100 77
Surplus 2 3 2 6 0 0 4 2 0 0
ON-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 46 49 26 56 57 63 35 57 25 23
Adequate 51 45 73 39 43 35 65 40 75 77
Surplus 3 6 1 5 0 2 0 3 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.17 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.20 0.01 0.37 1.28