Rainfall swept the state over the weekend, but crop condition continued to decline. Statewide there was 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil 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.
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 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.
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.
|District Summaries As Of June 17, 2012|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Subsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent|
|Soybeans Emerged, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent|
|Other Hay Cut, Percent|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|
|Stock Water Supplies|