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Week Ending June 6, 2010

Agricultural Summary

Wet conditions in the northern third of the State limited fieldwork in those areas. There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 67 percent adequate and 20 percent surplus. The west-central, southwest, and southeast districts reported 21 percent or more short whereas all other districts reported 92 percent or more adequate to surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated 6 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 94 percent complete, 10 days ahead of last year’s 90 percent and 4 days ahead of normal.

Field Crops Report

Corn emerged reached 92 percent, 8 days ahead last year’s 82 percent and 3 days ahead of the normal of 89 percent. Corn condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Soybean planting was reported as 65 percent complete, up 17 points from last week. This is 6 days ahead of last year’s 57 percent, but still 3 days behind the normal of 70 percent. The soybean crop was 41 percent emerged Statewide, 3 days ahead of last year, but just over 5 days behind normal. Soybean condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Cotton squaring reached 6 percent, just over 16 days ahead of a year earlier and 3 days ahead of the 5-year average of 4 percent. Cotton condition was rated 8 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 71 percent good, and 3 percent excellent, virtually unchanged from a week earlier. Rice condition was rated 2 percent poor, 11 percent fair, 63 percent good, and 24 percent excellent. Sorghum planting was 70 percent complete, up 17 points from last week. This is a week ahead of last year, but 2 days behind normal. Winter wheat averaged 96 percent headed, a day behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Sixty-seven percent of the wheat is turning color, up 32 points from a week earlier. This is just over 2 days ahead of last year, but similar to normal. Wheat harvest has just begun in the Bootheel. Wheat condition was rated 10 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 5 percent excellent, virtually unchanged from a week earlier. First cutting of alfalfa was 61 percent complete, a day behind last year and 5 days behind normal. The second cutting of alfalfa is 5 percent complete Statewide, 15 days ahead of a year earlier and a week ahead of normal. Other hay was 36 percent cut, the same as last year, but 3 days behind normal.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition was rated 4 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 63 percent good, and 8 percent excellent, a slight improvement from a week ago. Supplies of hay and other roughages were rated 7 percent short, 89 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were rated 93 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus.

Weather Summary

Temperatures continued to be well above normal this week, averaging 5 degrees to 7 degrees above normal. Rainfall averaged 1.48 of an inch Statewide. The northwest and north-central districts each received over 3 inches of rainfall while the southwest district reported only 0.26 of an inch. Sullivan, Mercer, and Daviess counties reported the greatest amount of rainfall with over 6 inches each.

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 June 6, 2010
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.3 3.1 2.1 2.0 6.0 4.6 3.4 6.6 5.4 6.0
Last Year 4.2 3.8 3.2 3.0 5.0 5.5 3.5 6.7 5.1 3.1
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
Short 12 4 0 2 43 8 5 36 8 21
Adequate 67 62 36 42 54 88 73 62 91 75
Surplus 20 34 64 56 0 4 21 1 1 1
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 6 1 3 1 15 5 4 21 5 3
Adequate 81 68 62 71 85 94 78 79 94 97
Surplus 13 31 35 28 0 1 18 0 1 0
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 92 91 81 95 89 94 86 100 100 100
Last Year 82 92 77 57 88 86 63 94 91 100
Normal 89                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 65 70 47 50 61 60 57 60 67 88
Last Year 57 76 63 41 54 68 46 25 31 56
Normal 70                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 70 98 22 61 93 62 59 78 84 97
Last Year 58 93 38 30 79 48 27 63 54 89
Normal 73                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 67 37 26 44 73 54 22 45 94 99
Last Year 60 20 9 31 44 33 55 65 92 95
Normal 68                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 61 39 41 27 84 84 56 82 94 100
Last Year 63 48 29 42 92 87 73 71 81 96
Normal 71                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 36 17 12 9 37 44 32 47 47 50
Last Year 36 25 20 10 42 41 36 43 44 36
Normal 40                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 5 1 12 4 4 14 0 0 0 2
Poor 11 9 22 10 13 19 4 0 0 5
Fair 35 42 40 58 27 30 37 2 17 19
Good 42 39 20 25 49 37 52 93 83 62
Excellent 7 9 6 3 7 0 7 5 0 12
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 2 7 3 1 0 4 0 0 0
Poor 6 3 12 6 7 2 17 0 5 3
Fair 37 34 48 62 55 58 28 4 19 16
Good 48 56 24 24 29 40 40 93 76 71
Excellent 7 5 9 5 8 0 11 3 0 10
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 10 2 11 7 51 10 51 4 0 0
Poor 24 5 19 24 16 39 15 67 10 13
Fair 33 42 40 52 24 39 20 16 9 35
Good 28 48 20 17 9 9 14 12 81 43
Excellent 5 3 10 0 0 3 0 1 0 9
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Short 7 9 6 8 3 3 8 14 8 0
Adequate 89 84 85 82 94 96 88 81 91 97
Surplus 4 7 8 10 3 1 4 4 1 3
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Adequate 93 78 68 82 99 100 99 99 100 100
Surplus 7 22 31 18 0 0 1 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
Poor 4 1 16 4 2 1 4 2 0 0
Fair 25 24 31 40 41 17 36 26 19 14
Good 63 55 36 45 46 78 53 65 80 58
Excellent 8 20 16 10 11 4 5 6 1 28
Average Precipitation 1.48 3.13 3.49 2.48 0.57 0.69 1.24 0.26 0.74 0.57