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Week Ending October 23, 2011

Agricultural Summary

Northern districts as well as the west-central district remained dry while the central and southern districts received some moisture. Harvest progress was aided by 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork statewide.  Topsoil moisture supply improved slightly from last week but remained very dry with 44 percent very short, 33 percent short, 22 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  All northern districts as well as the west-central district were greater than 60 percent very short.  Fall tillage was 48 percent, 2 days behind last year, but 13 days ahead of normal.  Off-farm storage availability was 9 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus, the same as last week.  The west-central district was 21 percent surplus, but the northwest, with 23 percent short, continued to be impacted by the mid-season flooding.  On-farm storage availability was 14 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus, also the same as last week.  The northeast district was 24 percent short followed by the central district at 21 percent short.

Field Crops Report

Corn harvested was 93 percent, 6 days ahead of last year, and 1 month ahead of normal with the northwest district increasing 11 points from last week.  Soybeans dropping leaves were 97 percent.  Soybeans mature were 89 percent, 3 days behind last year, but 3 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans harvested were 70 percent, moving 16 points from last week.  This was 2 days behind last year, but 10 days ahead of normal.  Cotton harvested was 73 percent, 13 days behind last year, but 11 days ahead of normal.  Rice harvested was 87 percent, 24 days behind last year, and 4 days behind normal.  Sorghum mature was 96 percent, 6 days behind last year, but 1 week ahead of normal.  Sorghum harvested was 76 percent, 5 days behind last year, and 13 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat planted was 60 percent, 4 days behind last year, but 6 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emergence was 31 percent, 1 day behind last year, but 3 days ahead of normal.  Emergence in the south-central, the northwest, and northeast districts was 56, 54, and 42 percent, but rain was needed for good establishment in the north.  Winter wheat condition was 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 60 percent fair, 33 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.   

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 33 percent very poor, 29 percent poor, 27 percent fair, and 11 percent good.  Stock water supplies were 12 percent very short, 36 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  Hay feeding was prevalent across much of the state, and some producers began to worry about winter hay supplies.

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 4 to 6 degrees below normal with some nightly lows slightly below freezing.  Precipitation averaged 0.55 of an inch at the state level.  The east-central district averaged more than one inch.  Over the previous 4 weeks, the state averaged 1.14 inches of precipitation with the northwest and west-central districts receiving 0.27 and 0.37 of an inch respectively.

 

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 October 23, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.2 6.7 6.6 6.8 6.7 6.2 5.3 7.0 5.7 5.4
Last Year 6.3 5.8 6.1 6.1 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.4 6.9 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 44 61 70 77 77 25 27 54 16 12
Short 33 23 27 23 18 48 39 23 42 40
Adequate 22 14 3 0 5 27 34 23 42 45
Surplus 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 48 29 39 44 40 57 58 79 59 47
Last Year 51 40 40 40 48 44 65 75 79 72
Normal 29                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 93 82 87 95 99 96 94 100 98 97
Last Year 89 77 89 86 97 92 98 100 100 100
Normal 71                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 89 98 97 97 87 95 88 53 92 75
Last Year 94 96 91 95 97 94 90 93 98 92
Normal 84                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 70 78 83 92 65 81 67 18 53 49
Last Year 76 76 74 78 78 73 79 54 86 77
Normal 52                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 76 100 56 93 85 70 57 67 100 83
Last Year 87 89 84 75 100 66 63 99 100 100
Normal 61                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 60 90 57 82 56 62 59 59 76 56
Last Year 71 86 57 74 59 47 80 72 81 79
Normal 49                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 31 54 14 42 12 24 30 16 56 40
Last Year 33 58 22 40 18 26 32 44 57 32
Normal 27                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 7 0 7 1 1 0 0 0
Poor 5 9 14 11 33 6 1 0 0 2
Fair 60 60 46 49 55 85 31 97 11 53
Good 33 29 27 29 5 8 66 3 89 45
Excellent 1 2 6 11 0 0 1 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 12 2 14 16 25 7 3 19 12 3
Short 36 33 52 47 50 38 20 32 19 66
Adequate 51 64 33 28 25 55 77 49 69 31
Surplus 1 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 33 12 60 69 63 18 16 69 6 6
Poor 29 28 24 14 27 39 26 25 28 39
Fair 27 46 14 12 8 35 33 5 38 51
Good 11 13 2 4 2 8 25 1 28 4
Excellent 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
OFF-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 9 23 11 3 0 12 9 0 0 2
Adequate 87 77 85 90 79 88 91 100 100 96
Surplus 4 0 4 7 21 0 0 0 0 2
ON-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 14 17 8 24 14 21 0 0 0 9
Adequate 80 80 82 74 76 78 100 49 100 91
Surplus 6 3 10 2 10 1 0 51 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.55 0.10 0.17 0.28 0.23 0.78 1.05 0.81 0.55 0.90