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Week Ending June 12, 2011

Agricultural Summary

Field preparation, planting, and replanting continued in full force as dry weather pushed farmers to take advantage of the 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork.  Storms causing hail damage in the north-central and northeast districts limited fieldwork, but the southwest and south-central districts enjoyed nearly 7 days suitable for fieldwork.  Flooding concerns continued with bottom lands flooded along the Mississippi above St. Louis and seepage becoming apparent along the Missouri River north of Kansas City.  However, warm weather and little precipitation reduced statewide topsoil moisture supply to 2 percent very short, 21 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus.  Spring tillage was 97 percent complete with the southeast district (Bootheel) at 91 percent, still feeling the delays from early season flooding. 

Field Crops Report

Corn emergence was 97 percent, 3 days ahead of last year, and 11 days ahead of the 5-year historic average (normal).  Although the weather was warmer than average, corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.  Soybeans progressed 18 points from last week to 77 percent planted, 6 days ahead of 2010 and 5 days ahead of normal.  Emergence was 58 percent, nearly the same as last year and normal.  Soybean condition was 4 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 6 percent excellent, but cotton condition remained very similar to last week with 29 percent in the poor and very poor categories, 32 percent fair, 34 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring was 2 percent, 13 days behind 2010, and 9 days behind normal.  Rice emergence was 97 percent, 21 days behind last year, and 6 days behind normal.  Rice condition improved slightly from last week with 2 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.  Planting continued to 70 percent complete for sorghum, 6 days behind last year, and 5 days behind normal.  Sorghum condition was 2 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 69 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  Wheat condition was 9 percent very poor, 16 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 37 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.  The Bootheel remained similar to last week with 57 percent in the very poor, and poor categories, and 43 percent in the fair and good categories.  Winter wheat turning color was 93 percent, 8 days ahead of last year, and 6 days ahead of normal.  Harvest was nearly the same as last year and normal at 9 percent, with 21 percent of wheat in the Bootheel harvested.  The first cutting for alfalfa hay advanced 25 points to 78 percent, 13 days ahead of last year, and 3 days ahead of normal.  The second cutting for alfalfa hay was 4 percent complete, 1 week behind last year, and 1 day behind normal.  Other hay cutting moved 17 points, to 44 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, but 1 day behind of normal.        

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition declined slightly from last week to 4 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. 

Weather Summary

Precipitation was scarce with the state averaging only 0.39 of an inch.  The northeast district was the only district to receive over an inch of rain.  Warm weather continued with temperatures in the Bootheel 7 to 9 degrees above average and the rest of the state 3 to 7 degrees above average.  Temperatures hit the 90’s across most of the state during the day, with the Bootheel hitting 100 degrees, but night time temperatures went as low as the mid 50’s to 60’s. 

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 12, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.7 5.1 4.0 4.4 6.6 6.1 6.2 7.0 6.9 6.4
Last Year 3.3 1.2 0.9 1.1 3.2 3.4 3.5 5.7 6.3 6.9
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 2 2 0 0 0 1 3 1 1 10
Short 21 11 2 3 32 30 21 41 16 44
Adequate 65 78 70 56 66 66 69 58 76 38
Surplus 12 9 28 41 2 3 7 0 7 8
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 97 99 96 98 99 98 98 98 99 91
Last Year 96 94 85 87 100 96 97 100 100 100
Normal 93                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 97 100 94 96 100 98 92 98 89 99
Last Year 95 95 82 96 97 96 96 100 100 100
Normal 93                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 77 96 73 82 79 88 71 30 71 63
Last Year 70 75 48 57 72 72 67 83 85 93
Normal 72                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 58 77 59 67 57 60 48 11 51 45
Last Year 56 60 34 44 50 54 50 72 80 81
Normal 57                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 70 100 57 81 81 82 64 78 92 46
Last Year 77 99 25 63 95 71 67 93 85 100
Normal 75                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 93 71 70 73 95 92 92 98 94 100
Last Year 77 70 28 53 85 75 43 84 99 100
Normal 82                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 78 80 39 47 91 96 92 94 96 97
Last Year 65 49 41 36 86 87 79 95 99 100
Normal 75                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 4 0 0 1 0 8 5 16 5 37
Last Year 12 1 0 1 2 27 7 24 18 46
Normal 5                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 44 31 11 14 28 45 48 59 66 72
Last Year 42 20 12 14 38 52 44 59 68 68
Normal                    
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 8
Poor 6 3 9 6 3 7 6 3 9 14
Fair 30 19 41 30 20 20 28 69 10 50
Good 52 61 40 55 61 69 60 27 24 22
Excellent 10 17 6 7 16 4 5 1 57 6
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0
Poor 4 2 4 3 4 4 5 0 2 4
Fair 31 20 49 31 22 27 29 14 21 42
Good 59 68 44 55 63 66 56 86 76 52
Excellent 6 10 3 10 11 3 9 0 0 2
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0
Poor 2 0 2 0 0 2 5 0 2 6
Fair 24 6 30 21 7 33 43 10 4 28
Good 69 92 64 63 77 62 50 90 94 66
Excellent 5 2 4 16 16 2 1 0 0 0
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 9 0 0 2 1 0 4 0 1 24
Poor 16 0 1 10 4 12 9 6 7 33
Fair 31 21 35 29 21 41 30 29 31 33
Good 37 70 57 50 53 33 50 60 33 10
Excellent 7 9 7 9 21 14 7 5 18 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0
Poor 4 3 2 5 1 1 4 8 6 3
Fair 33 29 52 42 40 28 37 20 28 68
Good 57 59 36 45 46 66 53 67 65 19
Excellent 6 8 10 6 13 5 6 3 1 10
Average Precipitation 0.39 0.31 0.95 1.10 0.22 0.14 0.31 0.13 0.28 0.38