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Week Ending June 3, 2012

Agricultural Summary

All districts, except the southwest, remained dry, allowing for 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork statewide.  Topsoil moisture supply remained less than ideal at 40 percent very short, 42 percent short, 17 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  The 5-year average for topsoil moisture supply at this time of year was 1 percent very short, 6 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply was unseasonably low at 23 percent very short, 44 percent short, 32 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. 

Field Crops Report

Corn condition was 3 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 43 percent good and 6 percent excellent.  There were several reports of poor root development in existing fields.  Rain was needed to prevent further reduction in corn yields.  Soybeans planted were 88 percent, 16 days ahead of last year, and 24 days ahead of normal (5-year average).  Although statewide emergence was 67 percent, 13 days ahead of last year, and 16 days ahead of normal, dry conditions caused uneven emergence in some fields.   Soybean condition was 4 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 32 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.  Cotton condition was 5 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 48 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice condition was 5 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting was 89 percent, 21 days ahead of last year, and 24 days ahead of normal.  Condition was 2 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 37 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Winter wheat turning color was nearly complete, with harvesting at 33 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and 19 days ahead of normal.  Wheat condition was 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.  Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 95 percent, 32 days ahead of last year and normal, and the second cutting was 18 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and 22 days ahead of normal.  Other hay cut was 69 percent, 26 days ahead of 2011, and 29 days ahead of normal.  There have been some reports of reduced hay yields due to lack of moisture. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition continued to decline to 15 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 25 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 10 percent very short, 20 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 6 percent very short, 20 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 3 percent excellent.  The south-central district had reports of some producers culling herds due to 81 percent very short to short hay supply, 68 percent very short to short stock water supply, and 87 percent very poor to poor pasture conditions.   

Weather Summary

Normal temperatures returned, averaging 1 degree below to 1 degree above normal.  Precipitation averaged 0.67 of an inch statewide. 

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 June 3, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.0 7.0 6.1 5.3 6.7 7.0
Last Year 5.4 4.6 3.2 3.1 5.6 6.1 6.4 7.0 6.2 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 40 40 19 27 23 38 68 0 78 58
Short 42 40 50 58 44 52 30 58 20 34
Adequate 17 20 29 12 33 10 2 42 2 8
Surplus 1 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 23 25 12 12 16 16 39 0 58 22
Short 44 38 36 36 43 65 48 42 42 40
Adequate 32 37 46 49 40 19 13 58 0 38
Surplus 1 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 88 98 91 91 82 91 89 67 83 81
Last Year 52 82 52 59 45 54 56 10 41 36
Normal 53                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 33 0 4 1 9 6 22 12 54 69
Last Year 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Normal 0                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 18 5 6 7 36 31 25 49 20 84
Last Year 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Normal 1                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 69 63 50 44 66 73 83 86 73 93
Last Year 21 13 5 5 19 21 31 40 38 50
Normal 28                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 3 1 4 5 1 0 3 0 21 10
Poor 11 7 10 12 6 10 17 0 7 21
Fair 37 40 32 30 36 48 51 16 42 36
Good 43 46 46 47 44 42 29 84 28 26
Excellent 6 6 8 6 13 0 0 0 0 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 4 5 4 3 0 2 5 0 21 6
Poor 15 16 21 14 1 26 30 0 8 14
Fair 45 49 33 44 51 43 51 26 71 48
Good 32 27 37 33 42 29 14 74 0 28
Excellent 4 3 5 6 6 0 0 0 0 4
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 10 2 4 4 0 1 2 0 54 0
Short 20 31 12 16 14 15 35 0 27 68
Adequate 66 57 76 63 83 84 56 100 19 31
Surplus 4 10 8 17 3 0 7 0 0 1
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 6 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 22 58
Short 20 17 9 10 8 27 20 0 46 20
Adequate 71 82 80 68 92 71 77 100 32 22
Surplus 3 0 10 22 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 15 1 8 4 0 1 16 2 59 61
Poor 20 12 23 11 15 23 31 3 28 21
Fair 37 37 44 58 43 48 40 47 13 15
Good 25 41 23 21 37 27 13 46 0 3
Excellent 3 9 2 6 5 1 0 2 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.67 0.20 0.40 0.37 0.48 0.98 0.37 1.91 0.94 0.17