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Week Ending June 17, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Rainfall swept the state over the weekend, but crop condition continued to decline.  Statewide there was 5.8 days suitable for fieldworkTopsoil moisture improved but remains low at 39 percent very short, 43 percent short, 17 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply remained low at 35 percent very short, 41 percent short, and 24 percent adequate. 

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 15 percent, 16 days ahead of last year, and 11 days ahead of normal (5-year average).  Corn condition was 6 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.  Soybeans planted increased 4 points from last week to 97 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and 21 days ahead of normal.  Emergence was 85 percent, 8 days ahead of last year, and 17 days ahead of normal.  Soybean blooming began.  Soybean condition was 6 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 26 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 36 percent, 10 days ahead of 2011 and 8 days ahead of normal.  Cotton condition was 6 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 21 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.  Sorghum planted increased 3 points from last week to 97 percent, 17 days ahead of last year, and 19 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum headed began in the west-central district.  Sorghum condition was 4 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 33 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Winter wheat harvest bounded along to 88 percent complete, 16 days ahead of last year, and 22 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 55 percent, 20 days ahead of last year, and 23 days ahead of normal.  Other hay cut was 85 percent, 25 days ahead of last year, and 30 days ahead of normal.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition continued to decline to 20 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 18 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Supply of hay and other roughages declined to 11 percent very short, 28 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies also declined to 10 percent very short, 26 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 3 percent excellent.  Some producers began to feed hay.  Extended rainfall was needed to help pastures. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 to 2 degrees above average around the state except the southeast district experienced average to 1 degree below average.  Precipitation averaged 1.31 inches, with all districts except the southeast averaging over an inch. 

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 17, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.8 5.3 5.0 5.6 5.9 5.7 6.2 6.4 6.6 6.2
Last Year 4.6 5.7 2.3 2.1 6.0 4.1 2.9 6.7 6.1 5.3
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 39 35 19 9 48 49 50 8 76 45
Short 43 54 58 45 26 38 43 63 19 44
Adequate 17 10 23 44 24 13 7 29 5 11
Surplus 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 35 16 26 15 27 55 50 21 77 24
Short 41 55 43 42 44 32 45 40 19 48
Adequate 24 29 31 42 28 13 5 39 4 28
Surplus 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 15 3 7 4 19 15 16 53 22 40
Last Year 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Normal 2                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 85 90 86 92 84 83 80 66 91 83
Last Year 71 89 73 76 71 74 57 23 62 62
Normal 53                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 88 51 74 66 94 79 89 88 97 99
Last Year 20 2 0 1 4 3 7 31 13 44
Normal 18                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 55 37 31 32 79 69 66 87 86 98
Last Year 10 1 3 1 12 18 10 36 19 64
Normal 6                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 85 83 76 73 85 83 95 92 89 95
Last Year 52 42 14 16 48 59 65 69 76 80
Normal 49                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 6 2 7 8 5 8 8 0 17 9
Poor 15 12 14 13 20 18 17 1 30 23
Fair 39 45 38 42 33 42 37 16 32 37
Good 36 38 33 34 38 32 38 74 21 24
Excellent 4 3 8 3 4 0 0 9 0 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 6 9 6 4 0 12 10 0 14 6
Poor 23 25 29 19 19 28 22 1 33 22
Fair 42 38 38 52 40 41 41 31 40 43
Good 26 27 21 23 35 19 26 67 13 25
Excellent 3 1 6 2 6 0 1 1 0 4
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 11 3 3 3 3 2 5 2 51 19
Short 28 45 28 20 27 19 39 9 34 59
Adequate 58 44 64 64 68 79 55 85 15 22
Surplus 3 8 5 13 2 0 1 4 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 10 2 2 1 5 10 8 2 34 54
Short 26 21 17 18 18 32 36 12 49 18
Adequate 61 76 74 63 74 58 56 86 17 28
Surplus 3 1 7 18 3 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 20 1 17 6 2 19 24 2 54 67
Poor 27 34 31 24 21 30 29 7 33 21
Fair 34 31 39 49 51 37 37 44 13 10
Good 18 33 12 16 25 14 10 46 0 2
Excellent 1 1 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 0
Average Precipitation 1.31 1.46 1.28 1.94 1.37 1.28 1.19 1.03 1.31 0.82