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Week Ending June 10, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Drought conditions persisted with 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork statewide.  Topsoil moisture supply continued to drop to 47 percent very short, 40 percent short, and 13 percent adequate.  Over half the state, or five districts, were over 90 percent short and very short for topsoil moisture.  Subsoil moisture was 34 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 24 percent adequate.  Five districts were over 70 percent short and very short for subsoil moisture.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 3 percent, 17 days ahead of last year, and 8 days ahead of normal (5-year average).  Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.  Poor growth was apparent for some corn fields due to lack of water.  Soybeans planted were 93 percent, 16 days ahead of last year, and 23 days ahead of normal.  Emergence now 75 percent, 9 days ahead of last year, and 15 days ahead of normal, was reported as uneven across the state.  Soybean condition was 6 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 25 percent, 14 days ahead of last year, and 11 days ahead of normal.  Cotton condition was 6 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 22 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice condition was 5 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.  Sorghum planted was 94 percent, 19 days ahead of last year, and 23 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum condition was 3 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 48 percent fair, 33 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Winter wheat harvested was 65 percent, 17 days ahead of last year, and 20 days ahead of normal.  Wheat condition was 1 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 39 percent, 21 days ahead of last year, and 24 days ahead of normal.  Other hay cut was 80 percent, 28 days ahead of last year, and 31 days ahead of normal.  Reports of low yields and sparse regrowth persisted.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition continued to decline to 19 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 22 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 12 percent very short, 23 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 9 percent very short, 27 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 2 percent excellent. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures 2 to 5 degrees above average around the state except the southeast district experienced 1 to 2 degrees below average.  Precipitation averaged 0.07 of an inch, with the southeast at 0.53 of an inch.  Northern districts and the east central district received less than 0.80 of an inch during the last 4 weeks.

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 10, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.8 6.8 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.6 7.0 6.8 6.2
Last Year 5.7 5.1 4.0 4.4 6.6 6.1 6.2 7.0 6.9 6.4
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 47 36 40 50 39 53 77 6 82 41
Short 40 40 53 43 36 43 23 61 17 42
Adequate 13 24 7 6 25 4 0 33 1 15
Surplus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 34 16 28 17 36 43 50 19 74 22
Short 42 49 43 48 35 50 39 33 26 47
Adequate 24 35 29 33 29 7 11 48 0 31
Surplus 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 93 99 95 94 90 93 89 69 88 91
Last Year 72 93 68 77 71 81 69 25 65 57
Normal 66                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 75 84 79 79 67 80 72 40 73 72
Last Year 51 70 55 62 51 51 43 10 46 38
Normal 48                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 65 4 19 25 60 46 70 48 83 96
Last Year 6 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 2 18
Normal 4                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 39 18 22 13 73 49 46 78 70 95
Last Year 3 0 0 1 0 7 4 14 4 32
Normal 2                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 80 77 75 67 78 80 90 89 78 94
Last Year 39 29 10 13 27 42 46 57 63 70
Normal 38                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 5 1 10 8 1 5 9 0 17 8
Poor 13 8 15 16 16 14 17 0 31 22
Fair 39 46 34 37 36 46 32 19 27 38
Good 39 43 34 36 37 35 42 77 25 25
Excellent 4 2 7 3 10 0 0 4 0 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 6 8 10 3 0 10 14 0 14 5
Poor 21 21 28 18 11 28 31 0 32 20
Fair 42 44 31 52 47 37 21 24 41 46
Good 28 25 26 25 36 25 34 76 13 25
Excellent 3 2 5 2 6 0 0 0 0 4
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 3 0 4 4 0 1 16 0 40 1
Poor 15 13 9 18 16 9 40 0 24 15
Fair 48 73 47 38 38 61 25 28 24 56
Good 33 14 39 38 44 29 19 72 12 25
Excellent 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3
Poor 8 1 7 1 1 5 1 1 14 14
Fair 24 19 41 23 15 22 9 3 14 36
Good 51 62 43 62 52 66 84 55 69 38
Excellent 16 18 9 14 32 6 6 41 1 9
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 12 1 5 1 2 6 8 1 54 18
Short 23 38 14 18 17 20 40 5 31 52
Adequate 62 53 76 68 79 74 52 91 15 30
Surplus 3 8 5 13 2 0 0 3 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 9 1 2 0 2 10 10 2 26 52
Short 27 22 24 15 13 35 29 13 54 16
Adequate 62 77 66 62 85 55 61 85 20 32
Surplus 2 0 8 23 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 19 2 12 6 0 14 27 2 59 63
Poor 25 28 26 24 21 36 32 6 24 20
Fair 33 31 40 51 46 36 30 35 17 13
Good 22 37 21 15 29 14 11 57 0 4
Excellent 1 2 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.07 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.02 0.06 0.05 0.14 0.53