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Week Ending July 8, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Fire danger was elevated to extreme level due to prolonged above average temperatures coupled with little rainfall.  Fires were sparked from machinery and fireworks.  Extreme drought created a growing climate that can only be described as bleak.  Although there were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork, topsoil moisture declined to 78 percent very short, 19 percent short, and 3 percent adequate.  Subsoil moisture was 70 percent very short, 26 percent short, and 4 percent adequate. 

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 75 percent, 10 days ahead of last year, and 2 weeks ahead of normal (5-year average).  Corn dough stage and beyond was 21 percent, 2 weeks ahead of last year and normal.  Corn condition was 28 percent very poor, 32 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 11 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Soybeans blooming and beyond were 30 percent, 8 days ahead of last year, and 10 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans setting pods and beyond were 3 percent, 4 and 5 days ahead of last year and normal.  Soybean condition was 23 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 12 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring and beyond was 79 percent, 1 week ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal.  Cotton setting bolls and beyond was 12 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, but 4 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 12 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 41 percent fair, 15 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice headed 4 percent, 2 weeks ahead of last year, and 5 days ahead of normal.  Rice condition was 5 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.  Sorghum headed and beyond was 17 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and 9 days ahead of normal. Sorghum turning color and beyond began in 3 districts.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 94 percent, 20 days ahead of last year, and 30 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 19 percent, 2 weeks ahead of last year, and 3 weeks ahead of normal.  Other hay cut was 96 percent, one month ahead of last year and normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition declined to 48 percent very poor, 39 percent poor, 12 percent fair, and 1 percent good.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 24 percent very short, 41 percent short, 34 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 29 percent very short, 41 percent short, and 30 percent adequate. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 5 to 10 degrees above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.28 of an inch.  Perry County received 3.24 inches.

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 8, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.7 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.7 4.7 7.0 6.8 6.5
Last Year 5.6 5.2 5.1 5.9 6.4 6.5 4.4 6.9 5.1 4.9
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 78 62 74 92 79 90 79 60 87 68
Short 19 31 25 7 18 10 21 34 8 27
Adequate 3 7 1 1 3 0 0 6 5 5
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 70 44 63 77 73 89 73 59 93 52
Short 26 46 35 21 23 10 27 32 7 42
Adequate 4 10 2 2 4 1 0 9 0 6
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 75 59 63 69 91 81 76 98 78 96
Last Year 36 28 36 23 46 31 36 48 13 55
Normal 42                  
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 21 11 6 18 33 10 24 67 23 41
Normal 2                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 30 32 32 32 42 25 14 17 45 29
Last Year 9 9 15 11 12 10 3 0 1 7
Normal 11                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 17 16 2 0 19 25 24 35 0 25
Last Year 2 5 1 1 9 2 1 1 1 0
Normal 7                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 19 8 1 26 35 19 28 54 13 85
Last Year 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Normal 1                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 28 8 34 36 32 45 34 12 34 30
Poor 32 26 27 38 41 35 27 33 21 30
Fair 28 46 31 24 21 16 16 41 27 20
Good 11 19 8 2 6 4 23 14 18 13
Excellent 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 23 15 30 20 8 36 24 19 34 26
Poor 31 34 29 31 44 30 32 19 23 30
Fair 33 33 34 41 35 28 25 57 30 27
Good 12 17 7 7 13 6 19 5 13 15
Excellent 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 24 23 24 11 10 20 24 5 53 32
Short 41 45 34 36 53 36 59 30 36 63
Adequate 34 30 41 46 36 44 17 63 11 5
Surplus 1 2 1 7 1 0 0 2 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 29 12 20 13 17 38 38 2 56 64
Short 41 45 42 33 39 45 40 44 38 17
Adequate 30 42 37 50 44 17 22 54 6 19
Surplus 0 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 48 22 47 36 32 59 63 9 71 81
Poor 39 57 29 41 52 32 30 64 29 17
Fair 12 20 22 18 14 9 5 26 0 2
Good 1 1 2 5 2 0 2 1 0 0
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.28 0.13 0.16 0.09 0.09 0.37 0.46 0.22 0.45 0.42