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Week Ending July 10, 2011

Agricultural Summary

Scorching temperatures with high heat indices flanked the state toward the end of the week.  With 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork, spotty rain showers did not slow the wheat and hay harvests.  Topsoil moisture declined from last week to 8 percent very short, 25 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.  Despite raining 0.95 of an inch in the southwest district, topsoil moisture rated the driest in the state with 36 percent very short, 38 percent short, and 26 percent adequate. 

Field Crops Report

Corn silked and beyond was 44 percent, 1 week behind last year, and 4 days behind the 5-year historic average (normal).  Corn condition was 4 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.  The southwest district felt the hot temperatures with only 10 percent of the corn crop rated in the good and excellent categories.  Soybean emergence was nearly finished with 96 percent emerged, the same as last year, but 4 days ahead of normal.  However, at 11 percent, soybeans blooming and beyond was 5 days behind last year and normal.  Soybean condition was only 7 percent in the poor and very poor categories, 28 percent in the fair category, 52 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 71 percent, 3 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal.  Cotton setting bolls and beyond was only 9 percent, 10 days behind last year, and 8 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 7 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Similarly, rice condition was 3 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 19 percent excellent.  Although rice heading was reported, it totaled less than 1 percent statewide.  Sorghum headed and beyond was 2 percent, nearly 2 weeks behind last year and normal.  Sorghum condition was 1 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Winter wheat harvest was wrapping up with 97 percent complete, the same as last year, but 1 week ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 98 percent, nearly the same as last year and the same as normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 66 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal.  Other hay cut was 83 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 2 days ahead of normal.   

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition continued to decline with 9 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. 

Weather Summary

Precipitation averaged 0.95 of an inch statewide.  Flooding along the Missouri River continued due to topped levees and seepage.  Temperatures were 1 degree below to 3 degrees above average with many area highs near or hitting the 100’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 July 10, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.9 6.4 6.5 4.4 6.9 5.1 4.9
Last Year 3.7 3.8 2.1 2.5 0.8 3.9 4.8 5.0 5.8 5.6
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 8 0 0 1 16 12 3 36 8 6
Short 25 2 15 20 44 27 17 38 34 37
Adequate 61 89 68 67 40 57 73 26 58 51
Surplus 6 9 17 12 0 4 7 0 0 6
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 44 36 45 30 53 40 45 61 16 62
Last Year 58 37 54 41 57 71 67 97 88 96
Normal 54                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 11 10 20 13 15 13 4 0 1 8
Last Year 19 21 16 17 11 17 19 15 10 28
Normal 18                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 2 5 2 1 10 2 2 1 2 0
Last Year 13 1 2 0 20 23 4 15 25 26
Normal 11                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 97 87 85 95 100 98 95 98 92 100
Last Year 97 81 97 97 95 99 92 96 97 100
Normal 91                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 66 58 33 50 85 87 80 83 90 98
Last Year 62 43 38 33 77 77 75 95 99 100
Normal 60                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 83 81 57 56 86 87 94 92 95 98
Last Year 80 78 59 61 78 84 88 90 92 94
Normal 81                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 4 5 5 3 3 0 0 4 0 6
Poor 7 5 7 5 8 4 4 15 5 12
Fair 23 11 22 23 21 22 19 71 14 35
Good 50 50 42 60 53 61 73 10 23 40
Excellent 16 29 24 9 15 13 4 0 58 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 4 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 4
Poor 5 5 4 3 7 2 1 6 7 8
Fair 28 12 29 34 24 29 24 35 16 38
Good 52 54 50 53 52 60 67 58 13 46
Excellent 13 25 15 8 17 9 8 0 62 4
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 4 2 1
Fair 34 5 24 20 26 33 45 27 12 55
Good 62 90 70 72 67 64 50 69 86 43
Excellent 3 4 4 8 5 2 4 0 0 1
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 0 0
Poor 9 3 3 5 19 8 2 17 10 18
Fair 34 17 32 41 45 42 35 39 24 44
Good 51 72 53 46 28 44 55 41 66 33
Excellent 6 8 12 6 7 6 8 0 0 5
Average Precipitation 0.95 1.05 0.41 0.52 0.65 0.51 1.92 0.95 1.28 1.33