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Week Ending June 13, 2010

Agricultural Summary

Continued wet conditions in the northern two-thirds of the State limited fieldwork in those areas. There were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork. The northern third of the State had about 1 day suitable whereas the southern third had 5.7 days or more suitable. Topsoil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 49 percent adequate and 40 percent surplus. The southeast district reported 59 percent short to very short whereas all other districts reported 75 percent or more adequate to surplus. Spring tillage was 96 percent complete, a week ahead of last year’s 93 percent and 5 days ahead of normal.

Field Crops Report

Corn emerged reached 96 percent, 6 days ahead last year’s 91 percent and 4 days ahead of the normal of 94 percent. Corn condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Soybean planting was reported as 71 percent complete, 4 days ahead of last year’s 67 percent, but still 6 days behind the normal of 77 percent. The soybean crop was 59 percent emerged Statewide, 5 days ahead of last year, but just over 3 days behind normal. Soybean condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Cotton squaring reached 24 percent, just over 15 days ahead of a year earlier and a week ahead of the 5-year average of 12 percent. Cotton condition was rated 6 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 71 percent good, and 3 percent excellent, a slight improvement from a week earlier. Rice condition was rated 3 percent poor, 12 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 23 percent excellent. This year, 85 percent of the rice was rated good to excellent compared with 68 percent last year and the normal of 71 percent. Sorghum planting was 78 percent complete, just over 8 days ahead of last year, but 2 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Winter wheat averaged 98 percent headed, 3 days behind last year and a week behind normal. Seventy-nine percent of the wheat is turning color, up 12 points from a week earlier. This is a day behind last year and 3 days behind normal. In the north-central district, 80 percent of the wheat is headed and 28 percent is turning color. Wheat harvest was 10 percent complete, most of which was in the Bootheel. Wheat condition was rated 9 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 4 percent excellent, virtually unchanged from a week earlier. First cutting of alfalfa was 66 percent complete, 6 days behind last year and just over 10 days behind normal. The second cutting of alfalfa is 13 percent complete, 12 days ahead of a year earlier and 6 days ahead of normal. Other hay was 43 percent cut, a day ahead of last year, but 5 days behind normal.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition was rated 4 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 11 percent excellent, a slight improvement from a week ago. Last year, pasture condition was rated 2 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 19 percent excellent.

Weather Summary

Temperatures in the southern third of the State were 5 to 6 degrees above normal, whereas temperatures in the rest of the State were 2 to 4 degrees above normal. Rainfall averaged 1.67 inches Statewide. The southern third of the state averaged around 0.5 of an inch of rainfall while the rest of the State averaged 2.2 inches. Cass, Jackson, Osage, and Gasconade counties reported the greatest amount of precipitation with over 5 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 13, 2010
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 3.3 1.2 0.9 1.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 5.7 6.3 6.9
Last Year 2.7 1.4 1.7 1.6 1.8 2.9 2.5 5.3 4.6 4.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 8
Short 10 0 0 0 3 5 4 13 25 51
Adequate 49 28 14 31 57 57 81 87 75 40
Surplus 40 72 86 69 40 36 14 0 0 1
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 96 96 82 96 98 96 98 100 100 100
Last Year 91 98 91 74 94 93 76 98 96 100
Normal 94                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 71 76 48 58 74 74 69 87 88 94
Last Year 67 90 74 46 61 79 56 42 39 67
Normal 77                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 59 63 35 46 55 59 53 77 85 84
Last Year 50 77 57 32 47 57 31 26 33 49
Normal 64                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 78 99 26 63 95 73 68 96 85 100
Last Year 70 99 67 41 90 56 32 83 56 94
Normal 80                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 79 76 28 55 87 79 47 90 100 100
Last Year 83 58 61 62 81 79 78 84 100 100
Normal 87                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 66 51 41 37 86 87 83 97 100 100
Last Year 73 77 40 50 97 89 84 79 91 97
Normal 80                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 43 21 12 15 38 53 46 61 71 71
Last Year 42 40 21 14 49 44 47 54 56 46
Normal 49                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 5 4 12 4 5 11 1 0 0 0
Poor 13 13 26 18 14 14 5 0 0 4
Fair 33 36 40 51 25 32 27 2 6 16
Good 41 36 19 22 45 39 66 61 94 71
Excellent 8 11 3 5 11 4 1 37 0 9
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 3 3 8 3 2 3 4 0 0 0
Poor 10 13 15 9 9 11 15 0 0 5
Fair 34 29 45 59 25 43 22 4 0 21
Good 46 50 25 20 53 42 56 89 100 64
Excellent 7 5 7 9 11 1 3 7 0 10
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 12 0 1 0 0 0 17 0
Poor 3 3 9 2 6 2 4 0 0 1
Fair 31 41 38 41 17 56 20 5 0 34
Good 60 54 40 45 67 42 71 91 83 63
Excellent 4 1 1 12 9 0 5 4 0 2
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 9 1 5 11 29 14 27 0 0 0
Poor 24 12 26 25 28 38 8 60 0 9
Fair 35 53 38 38 29 40 29 15 5 42
Good 28 31 24 21 13 5 36 24 95 42
Excellent 4 3 7 5 1 3 0 1 0 7
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0
Poor 4 1 17 7 1 3 3 3 0 3
Fair 24 31 32 37 27 20 26 14 14 12
Good 61 50 37 44 52 64 63 76 86 82
Excellent 11 18 14 11 20 13 6 6 0 3
Average Precipitation 1.67 2.35 2.80 2.28 2.31 2.07 1.41 0.66 0.52 0.39