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Week Ending June 26, 2011

Agricultural Summary

Several storm systems swept across the state with thunder, lightening, and hail in tow.  The wheat harvest picked up, and producers worked to cut hay.  The east-central and northern districts received most of the precipitation, but statewide there were still 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork.  The north-central district was limited to 2.7 days and the northeast 2.8 days.  Topsoil moisture supply remained similar to last week with 2 percent very short, 18 percent short, 63 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus. 

Field Crops Report

Corn silked and beyond was 2 percent with the southeast district at 11 percent.  This was 11 days behind last year and 10 days behind the 5-year historic average (normal).  Corn condition was 3 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.  Soybeans moved 5 points from last week to 93 percent planted 4 days ahead of last year, and 6 days ahead of normal.  Replanting continued and soybean emergence at 87 percent was also 1 week ahead of last year, and 8 days ahead of normal.  Soybean condition was 2 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 35 percent, 10 days behind last year, and 4 days behind normal.  Setting bolls had not begun yet, but this was only 6 days behind last year, although it was 2 weeks behind normal.  Cotton condition improved from last week to 6 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice condition was 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting progressed 9 points to 92 percent planted, 1 day ahead of last year, and 3 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum heading was reported in the west-central district but was not prevalent throughout the state.  Sorghum condition was 31 percent fair, 66 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Despite the rain, the winter wheat harvest progressed 38 points to 63 percent complete, 1 day ahead of 2010, and 3 days ahead of normal.  Wheat condition remained similar to last week with 9 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.  Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 91 percent, 6 days ahead of last year, and 3 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 30 percent, similar to last year, but 3 days ahead of normal.  Other hay cut was 66 percent, similar to last year and normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition only moved 1 point from last week to 4 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. 

Weather Summary

Precipitation averaged 0.85 of an inch statewide.  Flooding increased along the upper Missouri in Atchison and Holt counties as upriver the Gavins Point Dam released more water into the Missouri River.  Levee systems in the northern half of the state were tested as river levels rose and water speed increased.  Flooding along the Upper Mississippi River dissipated somewhat with only minor flooding occurring in localized areas.  Irrigation picked up in the southeast district.  The southern districts averaged normal to 3 degrees above average, but temperatures for the rest of the state averaged 1 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 June 26, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.0 4.9 2.7 2.8 5.6 5.3 5.0 6.9 6.2 5.4
Last Year 5.3 4.6 3.6 3.4 5.4 5.9 5.9 6.9 6.6 6.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 2 0 0 0 4 4 0 0 0 7
Short 18 4 1 3 29 12 1 33 45 32
Adequate 63 82 42 40 66 66 77 67 55 53
Surplus 17 14 57 57 1 18 22 0 0 8
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 2 0 0 0 0 3 3 1 1 11
Last Year 18 2 10 2 9 19 24 51 34 68
Normal 17                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 93 100 95 92 96 98 94 73 93 83
Last Year 88 90 77 76 94 90 90 96 96 99
Normal 88                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 87 98 90 90 89 91 77 51 83 75
Last Year 77 82 58 61 83 76 73 93 92 94
Normal 78                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 92 100 63 99 100 91 96 98 100 87
Last Year 91 100 77 89 100 93 70 100 89 100
Normal 89                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 63 19 16 14 65 56 56 69 49 78
Last Year 61 21 31 19 58 45 49 16 80 97
Normal 56                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 91 97 69 54 100 97 100 100 100 100
Last Year 78 66 64 56 100 95 97 100 100 100
Normal 89                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 66 58 21 21 65 67 83 80 85 88
Last Year 63 37 38 24 55 70 70 80 86 87
Normal 65                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 3 7 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 6
Poor 5 3 3 3 3 2 8 4 10 14
Fair 24 15 39 29 19 20 13 12 7 41
Good 54 52 39 64 58 66 72 83 22 36
Excellent 14 23 19 3 19 12 6 0 61 3
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Poor 4 5 2 2 5 3 4 0 0 6
Fair 29 14 44 44 19 30 17 15 0 41
Good 53 50 41 47 57 61 73 84 25 48
Excellent 12 25 13 6 19 6 6 1 75 2
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 4 0
Fair 31 7 19 24 5 29 51 16 10 58
Good 66 91 73 72 83 68 44 84 86 42
Excellent 3 2 5 4 12 2 4 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 4 3 1 4 4 1 2 7 8 6
Fair 31 20 34 46 43 23 36 44 26 55
Good 58 68 45 42 41 69 51 49 64 35
Excellent 7 9 19 6 12 7 11 0 2 4
Average Precipitation 0.85 0.97 1.36 1.09 0.58 0.60 1.71 0.55 0.40 0.48