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Week Ending July 1, 2012

Agricultural Summary

High temperatures with no precipitation across most of the state took its toll on crops this week as all crops declined in condition. Corn condition rated poor to very poor increased 22 points to 48 percent while soybeans rated poor to very poor increased 14 points to 49 percent. There were 6.9 days suitable for fieldworkTopsoil moisture declined to its lowest point this year at 71 percent very short, 26 percent short, and 3 percent adequate. The 5 year average topsoil moisture condition is 4 percent very short, 16 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture also declined to 58 percent very short, 35 percent short, and 7 percent adequate.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 56 percent, 12 days ahead of last year and normal (5-year average).  Corn in the dough stage was 7 percent, 2 weeks ahead of last year and 13 days ahead of normal. Corn condition was 19 percent very poor, 29 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 17 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Soybeans emergence was 96 percent, 9 days ahead of last year, and 13 days ahead of normal.  Soybean blooming and beyond was 11 percent, 9 days ahead of last year and 7 days ahead of normal. Soybeans were setting pods in the northwest, central and southeast districts.  Soybean condition was 18 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 17 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 72 percent, 10 days ahead of last year and 6 days ahead of normal.  Cotton setting bolls and beyond was 10 percent, 10 days ahead of last year, and 1 day ahead of normal.  Cotton condition was 9 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 16 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice condition was 5 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 20 percent excellent. Rice was beginning to head.  Sorghum headed was 8 percent, 19 days ahead of last year and 8 days ahead of normal. Sorghum condition was 7 percent very poor, 32 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 22 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 86 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and 27 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 14 percent, 19 and 23 days ahead of last year and normal.  Other hay cut was 94 percent, 23 days ahead of last year, and 34 days ahead of normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition continued to decline to 38 percent very poor, 38 percent poor, 20 percent fair, and 4 percent good.  The south-central district was 100% poor to very poor. Supply of hay and other roughages declined to 18 percent very short, 36 percent short, 44 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies also declined to 21 percent very short, 34 percent short, 44 percent adequate, and 1 percent excellent.  

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 3 to 6 degrees above average in the southeast district and 6 to 11 degrees above average across the rest of the state. Precipitation averaged 0.02 of an inch with the northwest district receiving 0.11 of an inch.

Audio Commentary

Weekly Crop Progress and Condition Audio Commentary is available 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 July 1, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.5 7.0 7.0 7.0
Last Year 5.2 4.9 3.8 3.5 6.4 5.4 4.3 6.9 5.9 6.4
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 71 66 59 59 64 86 91 36 98 68
Short 26 29 38 35 28 13 9 56 2 30
Adequate 3 5 3 6 8 1 0 8 0 2
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 58 30 49 38 60 83 76 36 95 47
Short 35 62 45 55 28 15 24 37 5 44
Adequate 7 8 6 7 12 2 0 27 0 9
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 56 34 33 42 79 70 61 89 60 85
Last Year 13 6 11 4 21 8 11 12 5 30
Normal 23                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 11 11 10 13 14 5 13 1 0 11
Last Year 3 6 3 4 4 2 0 0 0 2
Normal 4                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 8 4 0 0 9 9 13 0 0 17
Last Year 1 4 0 1 6 1 0 0 0 0
Normal 3                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 86 83 64 79 98 92 88 100 100 100
Last Year 41 22 21 9 76 61 51 80 68 95
Normal 32                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 94 94 94 90 93 91 100 99 97 100
Last Year 72 71 32 32 78 79 86 83 90 93
Normal 68                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 19 7 28 17 14 36 38 1 16 22
Poor 29 23 28 35 33 33 39 23 34 27
Fair 34 41 35 38 38 24 23 25 31 29
Good 17 27 9 9 15 7 0 51 19 15
Excellent 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 18 14 26 13 3 32 26 1 14 20
Poor 31 37 29 28 40 28 42 17 33 28
Fair 33 26 32 41 39 33 31 21 39 33
Good 17 22 13 17 18 7 1 61 14 17
Excellent 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 7 0 9 1 1 10 18 0 40 8
Poor 32 35 16 20 33 38 49 34 24 29
Fair 38 36 55 42 53 42 30 14 24 37
Good 22 29 20 33 13 10 3 52 12 24
Excellent 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 2
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 18 11 17 9 7 16 14 3 57 30
Short 36 57 35 32 36 32 56 16 35 64
Adequate 44 30 48 51 56 52 30 76 8 6
Surplus 2 2 0 8 1 0 0 5 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 21 4 10 7 10 31 25 9 50 61
Short 34 41 31 27 27 43 41 18 40 18
Adequate 44 54 59 59 63 26 34 73 10 21
Surplus 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 38 17 31 14 16 53 57 12 71 57
Poor 38 54 38 46 46 34 36 30 29 34
Fair 20 24 28 32 30 12 5 45 0 7
Good 4 5 3 7 8 1 2 13 0 2
Excellent 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.02 0.11 0.04 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00