Although scattered rainfall continued, conditions remained hot and dry. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply improved slightly to 87 percent very short, 11 percent short, and 2 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply also improved slightly to 87 percent very short, 12 percent short, and 1 percent adequate.
Corn dough stage and beyond was 87 percent, 12 days ahead of last year, and 19 days ahead of normal (5-year average). Corn dented was 64 percent, 2 weeks ahead of last year, and 20 days ahead of normal. Corn mature was 23 percent, 19 days ahead of last year, and 3 weeks ahead of normal. Corn harvested was 6 percent, 23 days ahead of last year and 25 days ahead of normal. Corn condition was 56 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 11 percent fair, 3 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Soybeans blooming and beyond were 85 percent, 1 week ahead of last year, and 13 days ahead of normal. Soybeans setting pods and beyond were 42 percent, 4 days ahead of 2011, and 5 days ahead of normal. Soybean condition was 37 percent very poor, 37 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 5 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Cotton setting bolls and beyond was 52 percent, 15 days behind last year, and 19 days behind normal. Cotton condition was 12 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 13 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice headed was 64 percent, 17 days ahead of last year, and 10 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 68 percent, 11 days ahead of last year, and 1 week ahead of normal. Sorghum turning color and beyond was 17 percent, 1week ahead of last year, and 5 days ahead of normal. Sorghum condition was 28 percent very poor, 35 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 9 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 50 percent, the same as last year, and 1 week ahead of normal.
Pasture condition was 85 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, and 1 percent fair. Supply of hay and other roughages was 56 percent very short, 33 percent short, and 11 percent adequate. Stock water supplies were 63 percent very short, 28 percent short, and 9 percent adequate.
Temperatures were 3 to 7 degrees above average. Precipitation averaged 0.54 of an inch.
|District Summaries As Of August 5, 2012|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Subsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Harvested, Percent|
|Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent|
|Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|
|Stock Water Supplies|