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Week Ending July 3, 2011

Agricultural Summary

Although warm, wet weather aided crop development across the northern portion of the state, the southern districts experienced less than one inch of rain, matched with warm temps, creating a very dry environment.  Most crops were planted, but there were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork, keeping producers busy spraying and harvesting wheat and hay.  The topsoil moisture supply was 5 percent very short, 21 percent short, 63 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus.  The southeast district was 53 percent in the very short and short categories, followed by west-central and southwest districts with 51 percent in the short and very short categories.  Statewide the subsoil moisture supply was 1 percent very short, 17 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. 

Field Crops Report

Corn silked and beyond was 17 percent, 8 days behind last year, and 1 week behind the historic 5-year average (normal).  Corn condition was 4 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.  Soybeans planted were 96 percent, nearly the same as last year, and 2 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans emerged were 90 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, and 3 days ahead of normal.  Soybean blooming and beyond was 4 percent, 4 days behind last year and normal.  Condition was slightly better than corn with soybeans rating 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 65 percent, the same as last year and 1 day ahead of normal.  Cotton setting bolls and beyond was 3 percent, 6 days behind last year, and 9 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 6 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice hadn’t started heading, but condition remained good with 3 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 22 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting was nearly complete moving to 96 percent, nearly the same as last year and normal.  Sorghum heading was only beginning with 1 percent headed state-wide, with most progress in the northwest and west-central districts.  Sorghum condition was 1 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 64 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Winter wheat harvest continued 5 days ahead of normal, moving 25 points from last week to 88 percent, nearly the same as last year.  Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 94 percent, nearly the same as last year and normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 45 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, but 1 day ahead of normal.  Other hay cut was 74 percent nearly the same as last year and normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Dry conditions across the central and southern districts decreased pasture conditions somewhat to 6 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  Hay and other roughage supply was 7 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Precipitation averaged 1.39 inches statewide with nearly 2 inches of rain in the northern districts and less than an inch in the southern districts.  Flooding continued along the Missouri River in Atchison, Holt, Carroll, and Chariton counties.  Irrigation continued in the southeast district.  Temperatures averaged 2 to 5 degrees above average across the state.

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 July 3, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.2 4.9 3.8 3.5 6.4 5.4 4.3 6.9 5.9 6.4
Last Year 6.2 5.5 5.7 5.6 6.4 6.2 5.9 6.8 6.7 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 5 0 0 0 10 8 0 18 6 7
Short 21 1 1 1 41 20 10 33 42 46
Adequate 63 87 70 61 47 66 80 49 52 41
Surplus 11 12 29 38 2 6 10 0 0 6
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 1 1
Short 17 2 1 2 44 16 10 51 24 21
Adequate 75 92 82 78 55 79 86 35 75 75
Surplus 7 6 17 20 1 5 4 0 0 3
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 17 9 15 5 30 10 14 16 7 38
Last Year 41 17 30 18 37 39 54 83 71 91
Normal 35                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 96 100 95 98 100 99 98 88 98 92
Last Year 97 95 94 95 98 97 96 98 99 100
Normal 94                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 4 8 4 5 6 3 0 0 0 3
Last Year 7 3 7 6 5 3 14 8 6 12
Normal 8                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 96 100 75 100 100 95 100 100 100 94
Last Year 97 100 92 98 100 98 85 100 90 100
Normal 95                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 88 57 49 74 96 90 72 91 72 100
Last Year 89 71 86 75 88 85 84 76 93 100
Normal 77                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 45 24 23 10 79 62 54 82 72 97
Last Year 48 29 25 17 61 70 62 72 95 100
Normal 42                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 74 73 34 34 80 81 86 84 91 94
Last Year 75 65 52 55 74 80 84 86 91 91
Normal 74                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 4 8 4 1 2 0 1 1 0 6
Poor 6 4 7 4 3 5 5 7 6 12
Fair 25 13 30 23 21 28 20 47 18 40
Good 49 48 41 58 56 55 66 44 19 36
Excellent 16 27 18 14 18 12 8 1 57 6
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 3
Poor 5 4 5 3 5 3 2 2 5 8
Fair 28 13 42 30 21 28 22 16 20 40
Good 52 51 41 58 55 60 63 81 14 45
Excellent 13 26 10 7 19 9 13 1 60 4
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 7 8 1 8 8 12 3 6 7 1
Adequate 87 89 88 81 86 85 88 83 93 97
Surplus 6 3 10 10 6 3 9 11 0 2
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 2 0 1 1 1 1 0 4 5 1
Adequate 92 97 78 91 97 93 95 93 93 99
Surplus 6 3 21 8 2 6 5 3 2 0
Average Precipitation 1.39 3.22 1.94 1.99 0.65 1.20 1.65 0.24 0.60 0.45