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.
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 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.
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.
|District Summaries As Of November 6, 2011|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent|
|Soybeans Harvested, Percent|
|Sorghum Harvested, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Planted, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Condition|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|
|Stock Water Supplies|
|OFF-Farm Storage Availability|
|ON-Farm Storage Availability|