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Week Ending November 6, 2011

Agricultural Summary

Precipitation limited harvest and fieldwork with only 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork statewide.  Swinging 27 points from last week, topsoil moisture increased to 19 percent very short, 43 percent short, 37 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  Topsoil moisture rated adequate and surplus increased 49 points in the west-central district and 37 points in the northeast district.  Ground worked fall tillage was 69 percent, 4 days behind last year, but 16 days ahead of normal.  Off-farm storage availability was 12 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.  On-farm storage availability was 16 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus.   

Field Crops Report

Soybeans harvested were 91 percent, 5 days behind last year, but 10 days ahead of normal.  Cotton harvested was 89 percent, 17 days behind last year, but 11 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum harvested was 90 percent, 11 days behind last year, but 11 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat planted was 89 percent, 6 days behind last year, but 16 days ahead of normal.  Wheat emergence was 66 percent, 2 days behind last year, but 9 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat condition was 1 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 48 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Precipitation later in the week helped wheat emergence. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition improved slightly from the precipitation to 33 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 26 percent fair, and 11 percent good.  Stock water supplies were 14 percent very short, 39 percent short, 46 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  More rain was needed to recover from drought conditions.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 7 percent very short, 30 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.  Winter hay supplies were a concern for some producers. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 degree below normal in the south-central and southeast districts, and the rest of the state was 2 to 4 degrees above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.98 of an inch with the north-central, northeast, west-central, and central districts averaging over an inch.

 

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/


Final Crop Progress and Condition

This is our final Crop Progress and Condition for the 2011 reporting season. We will resume reporting Crop Progress and Condition in April 2012.

District Summaries As Of November 6, 2011
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.0 5.6 4.6 3.9 5.0 4.2 4.8 6.4 6.1 5.5
Last Year 6.9 6.8 7.0 6.9 6.7 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.0 6.9
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 19 40 25 34 10 9 6 27 12 6
Short 43 44 47 29 38 54 49 29 46 43
Adequate 37 15 28 36 52 37 38 44 42 51
Surplus 1 1 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 69 64 60 65 59 75 81 89 80 71
Last Year 77 66 70 69 71 76 87 82 89 87
Normal 49                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 91 97 97 96 91 93 93 72 88 80
Last Year 96 96 95 98 93 96 95 89 99 97
Normal 78                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 90 100 92 97 98 84 78 92 100 96
Last Year 97 100 99 98 100 91 90 100 100 100
Normal 78                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 89 96 92 95 84 88 91 93 88 86
Last Year 96 98 93 97 93 90 95 95 96 99
Normal 74                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 66 60 49 77 41 67 63 56 73 75
Last Year 69 83 70 77 62 71 61 70 74 67
Normal 52                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 8 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 7 19 28 12 35 5 3 0 0 2
Fair 48 29 55 53 31 87 27 84 9 32
Good 43 43 16 30 29 8 69 16 91 65
Excellent 1 1 0 5 0 0 1 0 0 1
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 7 1 0 14 12 7 2 10 10 0
Short 30 10 36 29 55 32 20 38 20 32
Adequate 61 88 62 45 31 61 78 52 68 68
Surplus 2 1 2 12 2 0 0 0 2 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 14 2 17 23 33 9 5 19 9 6
Short 39 27 61 45 45 36 26 39 27 68
Adequate 46 70 21 23 22 55 69 42 64 26
Surplus 1 1 1 9 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 33 26 57 66 48 19 16 66 8 7
Poor 30 20 34 17 42 33 28 29 26 38
Fair 26 35 9 13 9 43 32 5 39 50
Good 11 19 0 3 1 5 24 0 27 5
Excellent 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
OFF-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 12 25 21 7 0 14 9 0 0 0
Adequate 84 73 76 84 91 86 84 100 100 98
Surplus 4 2 3 9 9 0 7 0 0 2
ON-Farm Storage Availability                    
Short 16 21 19 23 13 21 0 0 1 10
Adequate 76 77 70 70 69 78 95 49 99 90
Surplus 8 2 11 7 18 1 5 51 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.98 0.76 1.73 1.51 1.67 1.11 0.76 0.70 0.46 0.35