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Week Ending May 22, 2011

Agricultural Summary

Cool spring weather hit the state, characterized by intermittent rain showers, hail, and tornadoes.  Flood waters continued to drain in the southeast district (Bootheel), but the central district experienced flash flooding along the Moreau and Moniteau Rivers.  Statewide there were 3.0 days suitable for fieldwork.  The south-central district enjoyed 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork, but the central district was limited to 1.6 days.  Topsoil moisture supply was 1 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 46 percent surplus. Despite the cool spring, and unforeseen flooding in the Bootheel, spring tillage was 79 percent state-wide, the same as the historic 5-year average (normal), and very similar to last year’s 81 percent.


Field Crops Report

Corn planting proceeded around the state and replanting amped up in the Bootheel.  Corn planted was 88 percent, 3 days ahead of 2010, and 4 days ahead of normal. Corn emergence was 69 percent, 1 day behind last year, but 4 days ahead of normal.  Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.  Planted soybeans advanced 12 points to 33 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 1 day ahead of normal.  Soybean emergence was 13 percent, the same as last year.  Cotton planting jumped 38 points to 77 percent, 9 days behind 2010, and 3 days behind normal. Flooding in the Bootheel postponed rice planting earlier in the season, stalling emergence, and decreasing condition.  Rice planting was 53 percent complete, 32 days behind last year and 25 days behind normal.  Rice emerged was 32 percent, compared to 97 percent last year and the 5-year historic average of 80 percent.  Rice condition was 39 percent poor, 47 percent fair, and 14 percent good.  Sorghum was 17 percent planted, 5 points behind last year and 18 points behind normal.  Winter wheat was 90 percent headed, 8 days ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal.  Concerns over wheat diseases continued to rise as the weather remained wet.  Winter wheat condition was 10 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture development continued to be very slow across the northern portion of the state due to continued cool weather.  Pasture condition was 3 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.

Weather Summary

Precipitation averaged 1.46 inches statewide with the central district leading the state at 2.33 inches.  Temperatures were 2 to 3 degrees below average in the northwest district while the rest of the state was 3 to 4 degrees below average.

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 May 22, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.7 3.5 1.6 2.7 3.3 4.1 3.8
Last Year 1.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.5 0.7 2.4 3.1 3.2
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 1 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adequate 53 86 70 57 52 51 53 36 19 38
Surplus 46 8 30 42 48 49 47 64 81 62
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 79 92 86 88 88 77 59 86 67 61
Last Year 81 72 68 67 84 84 88 94 98 96
Normal 79                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 88 98 91 89 97 86 66 90 39 77
Last Year 86 79 77 82 87 88 92 99 99 100
Normal 82                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 69 82 62 70 72 74 34 69 26 64
Last Year 71 54 66 66 65 80 70 95 92 98
Normal 63                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 33 62 38 47 27 22 7 3 6 10
Last Year 21 17 9 10 8 10 18 13 12 53
Normal 32                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 13 25 15 20 7 11 1 0 2 4
Last Year 13 8 6 7 5 4 13 8 10 35
Normal 12                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 17 99 8 36 36 13 15 3 16 5
Last Year 22 12 5 14 27 8 9 4 14 73
Normal 35                  
Winter Wheat Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 90 82 55 79 97 68 88 99 99 100
Last Year 79 70 53 53 68 65 66 83 100 100
Normal 84                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 0 2 1 5 2 0 0 8
Poor 7 3 6 7 4 9 6 0 25 20
Fair 33 19 39 42 18 27 44 14 18 62
Good 49 66 33 41 66 56 40 86 23 10
Excellent 9 12 22 8 11 3 8 0 34 0
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 10 0 0 2 1 0 5 0 6 24
Poor 17 1 9 10 4 13 11 3 12 31
Fair 30 24 37 31 15 42 33 23 37 31
Good 36 62 43 47 60 32 43 71 12 13
Excellent 7 13 11 10 20 13 8 3 33 1
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
Poor 3 3 8 5 1 0 7 0 1 1
Fair 33 27 39 52 32 31 41 39 26 3
Good 53 61 47 35 53 56 44 46 62 77
Excellent 11 8 6 6 14 13 7 15 11 16
                     
Average Precipitation 1.46 0.98 1.87 1.16 2.10 2.33 0.72 1.86 1.16 0.54