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.
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.
Rain helped pastures slightly improving condition to 4 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
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.
|District Summaries As Of June 19, 2011|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Soybeans Planted, Percent|
|Sorghum Planted, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent|
|Other Hay Cut, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Condition|