United States Department of Agriculture
National Agricultural Statistics Service
|Missouri Field Office|
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 fieldwork. Topsoil 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.
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 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.
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.
|District Summaries As Of June 24, 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|