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Week Ending November 7, 2010

Agricultural Summary

Dry weather conditions this past week have made for another great week for fieldwork as harvest and winter-wheat seeding are nearing completion across the State; however, pastures are deteriorating and wheat fields are appearing spotty due to these extremely dry conditions. There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldwork statewide. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 24 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 34 percent adequate. This is much drier than last week as supplies were rated 66 percent short to very short compared with 50 percent a week earlier and 29 percent normal. The south-central district and the Bootheel reported supplies at 99 and 98 percent short to very short, respectively. Fall tillage was 79 percent complete, well ahead of both last year and the 5-year average (normal).

Field Crops Report

Corn harvest reached 98 percent Statewide, more significantly advanced than last year and more than a month ahead of normal. The northeast district progressed 9 points from last week. Soybean harvest was 97 percent complete, more than a month ahead of last year and about 4 weeks ahead of normal. Sorghum harvest was 98 percent complete, a month or more ahead of both last year and normal. Both the central and east-central districts advanced 12 points from a week earlier. Planting of winter wheat was 97 percent complete, up 8 points from last week. This is greatly ahead of both last year and normal. Seventy-one percent of the wheat crop has emerged, well ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of normal. Wheat germination has been poor this year due to the dry conditions and some replanting has already been done. Winter wheat condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 1 percent excellent, similar to a week earlier. Conditions in the north-central and south-central districts and in the Bootheel were rated 20 percent or more poor to very poor.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition was rated 13 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 3 percent excellent, worse than a week earlier. This year, conditions are rated only 27 percent good to excellent compared with 73 percent last year and 39 percent normal. Due to the continued lack of precipitation, pasture conditions in the south-central district and Bootheel continue to be the poorest in the State and were rated 75 and 95 percent poor to very poor, respectively. There have been reports in the south-central district that not only are pasture conditions deteriorating, but that livestock water supplies are getting short as well.

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 4 degrees below to 1 degree above normal across the State. Rainfall averaged 0.15 of an inch Statewide. Cedar county received the most precipitation with 2.25 inches of rainfall. Over the past four weeks, the northwest and southwest districts have received 1.3 and 1.5 inches of rainfall, respectively, whereas all other districts have received around an inch or less.

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 2010 reporting season. We will resume reporting Crop Progress and Condition in April 2011.

District Summaries As Of November 7, 2010
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.9 6.8 7.0 6.9 6.7 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.0 6.9
Last Year 6.4 6.7 6.1 6.6 6.3 6.4 5.6 6.8 6.2 6.2
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 24 4 6 19 8 9 34 7 70 64
Short 42 30 39 42 54 44 47 63 29 34
Adequate 34 65 54 38 38 47 19 30 1 2
Surplus 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 79 68 72 73 74 81 89 83 90 89
Last Year 17 20 14 8 10 18 17 20 39 19
Normal 45                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 98 94 97 98 99 99 100 100 100 100
Last Year 60 46 44 31 70 67 57 96 86 100
Normal 83                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 97 97 96 99 94 97 96 91 100 98
Last Year 60 67 63 52 55 65 50 15 44 62
Normal 79                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 98 100 99 99 100 93 92 100 100 100
Last Year 52 38 20 16 70 32 31 62 97 83
Normal 78                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 97 98 94 98 95 92 96 96 96 100
Last Year 36 74 53 14 27 28 26 27 53 47
Normal 75                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 71 84 73 80 65 74 61 72 75 69
Last Year 20 65 39 11 21 9 8 16 48 24
Normal 53                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 3 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 10 5
Poor 12 3 23 14 3 1 11 0 10 20
Fair 42 37 27 47 33 51 49 9 24 53
Good 42 56 44 34 63 48 39 86 56 22
Excellent 1 4 2 1 1 0 1 5 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 13 3 4 3 2 3 13 6 46 69
Poor 17 8 11 10 16 19 18 15 29 26
Fair 43 42 40 56 49 58 42 46 25 5
Good 24 43 44 25 25 20 25 29 0 0
Excellent 3 4 1 6 8 0 2 4 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.15 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.43 0.36 0.00 0.42 0.10 0.06