General rainfall was received over much of the State with the exception of the southwest district and the eastern edge of the state. The northwest district reported hail and high winds damaging crops and structures. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 19 percent very short, 37 percent short, 41 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Topsoil moisture conditions improved across the state except for the northeast, southwest and southeast districts.
Corn dough stage and beyond was 91 percent, 1 week ahead of last year and the 5-year historic average (normal). Corn dented was 70 percent complete, 6 days ahead of last year and normal. Corn mature was 15 percent, with the west-central district advancing 24 points to 46 percent. Harvested corn was 3 percent, while the southwest and west-central districts are 16 percent harvested. Corn condition declined to 18 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 29 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. The northwest district reported 29 percent of the corn in poor to very poor condition compared to 13 percent last week, mainly due to major storm damage received during the week. Soybeans blooming and beyond were at 94 percent, 6 days ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of normal. Soybeans setting pods and beyond were at 72 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, and normal. Soybeans are just beginning to turn color. Soybean condition was 10 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 34 percent good, and 8 percent excellent. Cotton opening bolls was 5 percent, 7 days behind last year, and 8 days behind normal. Cotton condition was 4 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Rice was 62 percent headed, 19 days behind last year, and 11 days behind normal. Rice condition remained the same as last week with 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 24 percent excellent. Sorghum heading and beyond was 79 percent, 8 days behind last year, and 6 days behind normal. Sorghum turning color and beyond was 27 percent, 13 days behind last year, and 8 days behind normal. Sorghum maturing reached 3 percent complete, 3 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 3 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 81 percent, same as last year, but 1 week ahead of normal.
Pasture condition improved last week to 15 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 18 percent good and 2 percent excellent. Pasture conditions rated good to excellent is at 20 percent compared to the normal of 38 percent.
Precipitation averaged 1.50 inches statewide with the northwest and central districts averaging over 2.66 and 2.45 inches respectively. Jackson, Nodaway, and Platte counties reported 4 inches or more of precipitation. Temperatures were normal to 2 degrees below normal.
|District Summaries As Of August 21, 2011|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent|
|Corn Dented, Percent|
|Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent|
|Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent|
|Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent|