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Week Ending June 24, 2012

Agricultural Summary

The western border of the state received some rainfall last week, but the central and eastern districts remained dry.  There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldworkTopsoil moisture declined to 51 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 13 percent adequate.  The central, east-central, and south-central districts were greater than 60 percent very short.  Subsoil moisture also declined to 44 percent very short, 41 percent short, and 15 percent adequate.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 35 percent, 2 weeks ahead of last year, and 12 days ahead of normal (5-year average).  Corn developed to the dough stage in 5 districts.  Corn condition was 9 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 31 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  Five districts rate greater than 1/3 poor to very poor.  Soybeans emergence was 93 percent, 13 days ahead of last year, and 17 days ahead of normal.  Soybean blooming and beyond was 4 percent, 9 days ahead of last year and 7 days ahead of normal.  Soybean condition was 11 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 50 percent, 6 days ahead of last year and normal.  Cotton setting bolls and beyond was 5 percent, 11 days ahead of last year, and 3 days ahead of normal.  Cotton condition was 8 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 19 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 21 percent excellent.  Sorghum headed began in 4 districts.  Sorghum condition was 5 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 30 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Winter wheat harvest was 97 percent complete, 16 days ahead of last year, and 23 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 71 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and 23 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 7 percent, 23 and 24 days ahead of last year and normal.  Other hay cut was 91 percent, 24 days ahead of last year, and 33 days ahead of normal.  Other crops harvested include potatoes, watermelon, cantaloupes, and sweet corn.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition continued to decline to 26 percent very poor, 32 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 12 percent good.  This was well below the 5-year average of 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.  Supply of hay and other roughages declined to 14 percent very short, 34 percent short, 50 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies also declined to 16 percent very short, 34 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 2 percent excellent.  Some north-central producers began to feed hay.

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 3 to 5 degrees above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.40 of an inch with the northwest and the west-central districts averaging an inch or more. 

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 24, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.2 5.3 6.3 6.5 5.9 6.5 6.0 5.5 7.0 7.0
Last Year 5.0 4.9 2.7 2.8 5.6 5.3 5.0 6.9 6.2 5.4
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 51 34 47 39 36 69 69 14 80 57
Short 36 47 38 41 36 28 30 54 20 38
Adequate 13 18 15 20 27 3 1 32 0 5
Surplus 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 44 15 39 25 26 69 59 41 80 35
Short 41 57 46 48 48 26 40 43 20 48
Adequate 15 27 15 26 25 5 1 16 0 17
Surplus 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 35 18 26 17 49 39 38 76 42 69
Last Year 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 1 8
Normal 9                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 93 96 97 98 92 93 87 80 92 89
Last Year 84 97 87 87 86 88 72 44 78 73
Normal 74                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 97 89 92 95 99 91 99 97 100 100
Last Year 52 17 14 12 56 48 49 64 44 74
Normal 45                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 71 60 53 69 97 80 78 87 89 100
Last Year 25 9 7 3 49 50 32 63 42 80
Normal 17                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 91 87 87 86 90 89 100 99 94 100
Last Year 63 56 20 20 63 66 81 79 84 87
Normal 59                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 9 1 20 8 5 11 18 0 18 13
Poor 17 12 17 15 22 22 17 0 33 25
Fair 40 47 33 45 39 44 38 20 28 34
Good 31 37 26 29 33 23 27 76 21 21
Excellent 3 3 4 3 1 0 0 4 0 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 11 8 21 5 1 18 19 0 14 12
Poor 24 27 22 22 19 27 25 0 33 27
Fair 39 36 32 47 44 41 32 32 40 39
Good 24 28 20 23 33 14 24 68 13 19
Excellent 2 1 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 3
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 14 5 7 5 4 8 9 0 53 20
Short 34 56 36 21 28 27 49 22 35 63
Adequate 50 34 56 61 67 65 42 78 12 17
Surplus 2 5 1 13 1 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 16 1 4 4 4 20 21 7 43 58
Short 34 28 28 24 21 44 40 24 47 17
Adequate 48 70 64 59 73 36 39 69 10 25
Surplus 2 1 4 13 2 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 26 5 22 9 2 34 43 6 56 69
Poor 32 33 31 31 34 35 35 9 34 24
Fair 30 36 35 44 50 25 19 45 10 5
Good 12 26 12 13 13 6 3 40 0 2
Excellent 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.40 1.35 0.58 0.13 1.00 0.11 0.01 0.58 0.00 0.00