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Week Ending July 17, 2011

Agricultural Summary

High temperatures and little rain decreased crop condition statewide but allowed 6.3 days suitable for fieldworkTopsoil moisture supply decreased rapidly from last week to 12 percent very short, 36 percent short, 49 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.  The west-central district was 76 percent in the short and very short topsoil moisture supply categories, followed by the southwest and the south-central districts with 67 and 64 percent in the short and very short categories

Field Crops Report

Corn silked and beyond was 74 percent, moving 30 points from last week, but remaining similar to historic development.  This was one day ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of the historic 5-year average (normal).  Corn dough stage and beyond was 11 percent statewide, 5 days behind last year, and 3 days behind normal.  The southeast district was 43 percent at the corn dough stage.  Statewide corn condition remained fairly good with 7 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 50 percent good and 13 percent excellent.  However, corn condition in the southwest district was 49 percent in the poor and very poor categories.  Soybeans blooming and beyond were 34 percent with the north-central district 49 percent.  This was 1 day ahead of last year, and 2 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans setting pods were 6 percent with the northwest district sitting at 14 percent.  This was 2 days behind last year but the same as normal.  Soybean condition was 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 82 percent, 5 days behind last year and normal.  Cotton setting bolls and beyond was 27 percent, 8 days behind last year, and 6 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 4 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.  Rice headed was 1 percent, 15 days behind last year, and 14 days behind normal.  Rice condition was 3 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.  Sorghum heading and beyond was 5 percent, 15 days behind last year, and 14 days behind normal.  Sorghum condition was 3 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 84 percent with the west-central and southeast districts nearing completion.  This was 1 week ahead of last year and normal.  Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 8 percent complete, 4 days behind last year, but the same as normal.  High temperatures slowed alfalfa development across the central and southern districts.  Other hay cut was 90 percent, 9 days ahead of last year, and 1 week ahead of normal.   

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition in the good and excellent categories declined 16 points from last week to 3 percent very poor, 16 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 37 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. 

Weather Summary

Precipitation averaged 0.62 of an inch statewide.  In some areas water levels along the Missouri River began to decline.  Temperatures averaged 3 to 6 degrees above average statewide with highs nearing or exceeding 100 degrees.    

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 17, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.3 6.4 6.0 6.3 6.6 5.9 6.3 6.6 6.1 6.8
Last Year 4.9 4.0 5.3 5.5 4.8 5.0 5.1 4.7 4.9 5.1
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 12 1 4 3 31 15 3 33 20 10
Short 36 28 29 26 45 40 38 34 44 47
Adequate 49 59 61 69 24 45 58 33 36 43
Surplus 3 12 6 2 0 0 1 0 0 0
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 74 75 71 63 79 77 55 83 38 84
Last Year 72 59 65 57 73 81 84 100 97 99
Normal 68                  
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 11 8 1 4 9 4 5 11 0 43
Last Year 20 3 6 16 10 27 15 24 31 71
Normal 15                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 34 40 49 32 20 37 22 27 7 25
Last Year 33 27 24 34 22 43 42 23 27 43
Normal 31                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 6 14 8 2 0 2 0 0 0 5
Last Year 8 10 3 3 3 9 15 8 3 14
Normal 6                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 5 22 8 1 16 5 3 3 4 2
Last Year 23 3 3 2 36 30 16 17 45 53
Normal 21                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 84 79 62 81 99 93 92 95 94 99
Last Year 75 58 53 60 90 86 91 100 100 100
Normal 74                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 90 88 77 77 89 90 95 97 97 99
Last Year 86 85 78 76 82 85 94 94 93 97
Normal 86                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 7 10 7 3 16 2 2 20 0 5
Poor 9 5 16 5 10 6 5 29 5 10
Fair 21 9 24 25 24 19 26 36 15 33
Good 50 51 35 60 42 63 58 15 20 46
Excellent 13 25 18 7 8 10 9 0 60 6
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 3 8 2 1 3 1 1 4 5 5
Poor 7 6 11 3 10 4 3 9 5 9
Fair 29 11 28 35 43 23 29 48 16 36
Good 49 54 42 54 38 63 52 39 9 46
Excellent 12 21 17 7 6 9 15 0 65 4
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Poor 3 0 2 0 6 3 1 8 2 1
Fair 33 3 25 20 61 33 46 52 12 23
Good 60 95 65 70 33 62 48 38 46 75
Excellent 4 2 8 10 0 2 5 0 40 1
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 3 2 0 1 13 2 1 6 0 1
Poor 16 5 20 12 31 15 2 13 20 22
Fair 40 22 36 35 43 43 33 59 38 41
Good 37 63 34 48 13 35 56 22 42 34
Excellent 4 8 10 4 0 5 8 0 0 2
Average Precipitation 0.62 0.36 0.38 0.58 0.38 1.05 0.70 0.61 0.69 0.49