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Week Ending June 19, 2011

Agricultural Summary

Rainstorms traveled across the state dropping hail and some much needed precipitation.  There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork statewide with the northeast district limited to 2.1 days suitable.  Topsoil moisture was 3 percent very short, 15 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus.  This was very similar to last week statewide, although the east-central and southeast districts showed the greatest improvement from last week in topsoil moisture.

Field Crops Report

At 99 percent, corn emergence was nearly complete, 3 days ahead of last year, and 1 week ahead of the 5-year historic average (normal).  Corn condition improved from last week to with 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.  However, soybean condition remained very similar to last week with 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.  Soybean planting progressed 11 points from last week to 88 percent, 1 week ahead of last year and normal.  Soybean emergence was 76 percent, 6 days ahead of last year, and 5 days ahead of normal.  Cotton squaring was 7 percent, 13 days behind last year, and 11 days behind normal.  Helped by rain, cotton condition improved slightly from last week to 6 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Rice condition also improved slightly to 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.  Sorghum was 83 percent planted, 1 day behind 2010, but 1 day ahead of normal.  Sorghum condition was 32 percent fair, 65 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  At 99 percent, winter wheat turning color was nearly complete.  The winter wheat harvest progressed to 25 percent with most progress made in the southern districts.  Wheat condition remained very similar to last week with 9 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.  Rain slowed alfalfa hay 1st cutting, moving 7 points from last week to 85 percent, 10 days ahead of last year, and 2 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 13 percent, 6 days behind last year, but 1 day ahead of normal with most progress made in the southwest and southeast districts.  Similarly other hay moved 11 points from last week to 55 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, but the same as normal.   

Pasture & Livestock

Rain helped pastures slightly improving condition to 4 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. 

Weather Summary

Much needed precipitation averaged 1.62 inches statewide.  Hail and high winds were reported.  Back flooding from the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers remained a concern for producers.  Temperatures cooled from last week, averaging 2 degrees below average to 2 degrees above average statewide.  Lamar experienced 5 degrees above average, and Mountain Grove experienced 3 degrees above average.  The southeast district averaged 1 degree below average to 2 degrees above 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 June 19, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.6 5.7 2.3 2.1 6.0 4.1 2.9 6.7 6.1 5.3
Last Year 3.9 1.5 1.6 1.8 3.5 3.7 3.5 6.0 6.6 6.9
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 3 12 0 0 0 3 1 1 1 4
Short 15 14 2 3 29 18 3 33 20 15
Adequate 66 69 65 48 70 71 68 58 79 62
Surplus 16 5 33 49 1 8 28 8 0 19
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 88 99 88 88 92 95 88 42 82 81
Last Year 78 82 55 63 84 74 75 94 94 97
Normal 79                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 83 100 62 81 90 84 73 91 100 86
Last Year 83 99 49 69 97 77 68 99 88 100
Normal 81                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 25 2 0 1 4 3 7 36 15 48
Last Year 38 0 3 3 13 1 19 9 48 80
Normal 33                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 13 1 4 1 14 20 11 39 21 68
Last Year 21 4 1 3 15 30 14 37 72 89
Normal 12                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 55 44 14 16 51 61 68 71 78 81
Last Year 52 22 26 16 51 63 53 62 76 79
Normal 55                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 7
Poor 4 0 3 4 3 4 6 3 9 15
Fair 25 15 33 28 20 19 25 31 12 38
Good 58 66 44 64 56 67 60 65 21 33
Excellent 12 19 20 3 20 10 8 1 58 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 4
Poor 3 1 2 2 4 3 3 0 5 4
Fair 29 19 43 30 21 27 28 11 18 39
Good 58 64 44 61 57 68 58 88 25 49
Excellent 9 16 11 6 18 2 10 1 51 4
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 4 0
Fair 32 0 16 16 6 36 63 12 10 58
Good 65 100 78 78 77 61 35 88 86 42
Excellent 3 0 4 6 17 2 2 0 0 0
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 9 0 0 3 1 0 5 0 1 25
Poor 11 1 2 13 3 7 9 12 8 17
Fair 30 24 28 39 23 37 28 35 22 28
Good 40 65 56 39 41 42 51 52 41 23
Excellent 10 10 14 6 32 14 7 1 28 7
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 1
Poor 4 2 2 4 2 0 3 8 9 5
Fair 31 19 36 35 37 27 35 28 28 62
Good 59 72 48 54 45 69 54 59 63 23
Excellent 6 7 14 6 16 4 8 2 0 9
Average Precipitation 1.62 0.87 1.32 3.02 1.72 1.96 2.29 0.59 1.20 1.87