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Week Ending May 13, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Seasonal temperatures returned with scattered showers across the state.  Irrigation was in full swing in the southeast district.  Little rainfall allowed 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork statewide with the northern districts observing less than 4 days suitable and the southern districts with nearly a week available.  Topsoil moisture supply was 7 percent very short, 16 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus.  The southeast district was 85 percent short and very short followed by the south-central district at 82 percent.  Spring tillage was 92 percent, 23 days ahead of last year, and 28 days ahead of normal (5-year average). 

Field Crops Report

Corn planted was 93 percent, 15 days ahead of last year, and 20 days ahead of normal.  Corn emergence was 74 percent, 11 days ahead of last year, and 16 days ahead of normal.  Condition was 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.  Rain was needed in the southeast to improve corn condition.  Corn replanting occurred in northern districts.  Army worms were reported in the central and south-central districts.  Soybeans planted were 37 percent, 17 days ahead of last year, and 2 weeks ahead of normal.  Soybeans emerged were 13 percent, 9 days ahead of 2011, and 11 days ahead of normal.  Cotton planted was 68 percent, nearly 1 week ahead of last year and normal.  Rice emerged was 94 percent, 29 days ahead of last year, and 25 days ahead of normal.  Rice condition was 8 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 64 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Sorghum planted was 41 percent, 23 days ahead of 2011, and 17 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat headed and beyond at 97 percent and, with the exception of the north-central and central districts, was nearing completion across the state.  Wheat turning color was 46 percent, 16 days ahead of last year, and 22 days ahead of normal.  The northwest and north-central districts were 5 and 4 percent respectively.  Wheat condition was 3 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 15 percent excellent with the Bootheel ranking 26 percent poor and very poor.  Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was half-way complete, 23 days ahead of last year, and 20 days ahead of normal.  Other hay cut was nearly a quarter complete, 22 days ahead of last year, and 19 days ahead of normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition declined to 1 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. This was due to dry conditions in the east-central, southwest, and south-central districts as well as the eastern portion of the west-central district. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures dropped back to normal to 2 degrees below normal.  Precipitation also declined averaging only 0.63 of an inch statewide although Caldwell, Clark, Knox, Cass, Oregon, and Mississippi counties received over 2.00 inches. 

Audio Commentary

Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Audio Commentary 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 May 13, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.0 3.4 3.9 3.1 5.3 5.5 5.1 6.2 6.7 6.5
Last Year 3.7 4.0 4.4 4.1 3.7 3.7 3.2 5.3 1.9 2.7
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 25 40
Short 16 2 7 1 1 9 22 6 57 45
Adequate 69 88 80 71 91 85 67 94 18 15
Surplus 8 10 13 28 8 6 8 0 0 0
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 92 84 94 83 97 94 92 95 93 100
Last Year 70 86 81 71 79 73 46 83 61 45
Normal 65                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 93 90 90 87 99 96 90 96 92 100
Last Year 73 89 79 70 83 77 43 78 25 54
Normal 62                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 74 69 56 67 82 78 70 76 86 99
Last Year 44 43 42 39 62 52 10 53 12 46
Normal 39                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 37 41 24 20 28 39 30 30 69 58
Last Year 17 34 18 25 16 13 2 1 0 2
Normal 12                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 41 41 14 19 11 32 14 33 100 94
Last Year 9 52 5 7 34 5 2 1 15 4
Normal 13                  
Winter Wheat Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 97 91 97 98 100 82 100 100 100 99
Last Year 70 45 19 22 66 19 49 89 67 97
Normal 57                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 46 5 4 33 27 9 27 30 83 86
Normal 1                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 50 29 14 17 85 72 62 84 89 99
Normal 7                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 24 9 4 6 16 19 28 50 40 46
Normal 2                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 3
Poor 5 1 12 9 1 1 1 0 10 15
Fair 23 18 21 25 15 17 32 7 44 43
Good 59 68 57 48 65 74 61 82 42 31
Excellent 12 13 9 17 19 8 6 11 1 8
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 3 6
Poor 9 1 3 3 1 5 2 1 10 20
Fair 23 17 38 26 20 24 13 3 40 31
Good 50 60 44 54 51 68 78 68 46 33
Excellent 15 22 15 16 28 3 6 28 1 10
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 3 6
Poor 9 2 9 5 1 0 3 2 38 13
Fair 29 19 27 36 34 17 40 23 36 72
Good 50 61 44 45 52 72 38 68 22 9
Excellent 11 18 18 12 13 11 19 6 1 0
Average Precipitation 0.63 0.80 0.51 0.69 0.95 0.35 0.68 0.89 0.54 0.49