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Week Ending August 5, 2012

Agricultural Summary

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.

Field Crops Report

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 & Livestock

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. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 3 to 7 degrees above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.54 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 August 5, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.6 7.0 7.0 6.9 7.0 6.8 5.4 6.6 6.7 5.6
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 87 93 90 96 83 97 86 77 96 57
Short 11 7 10 4 17 3 14 23 4 24
Adequate 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 87 88 86 94 86 98 83 99 98 50
Short 12 12 14 6 14 2 17 1 2 38
Adequate 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 6 1 5 0 19 13 4 13 11 3
Last Year 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Normal 1                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 42 64 44 44 10 49 53 54 14 32
Last Year 34 48 43 39 22 43 7 10 22 22
Normal 32                  
Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 17 38 3 21 23 12 0 21 0 26
Last Year 6 1 2 5 14 1 0 1 10 12
Normal 11                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 50 43 17 64 90 66 77 51 38 96
Last Year 50 36 28 69 69 57 54 82 68 95
Normal 36                  
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 56 61 39 28 46 70 60 40 76 51
Short 33 30 46 38 41 24 34 31 24 48
Adequate 11 9 15 32 13 6 6 29 0 1
Surplus 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 63 54 50 31 57 77 71 63 77 36
Short 28 37 33 48 29 20 24 33 21 34
Adequate 9 9 17 20 14 3 5 4 2 30
Surplus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 85 89 76 74 80 97 81 86 87 51
Poor 14 11 21 21 20 3 16 13 13 28
Fair 1 0 3 5 0 0 3 1 0 20
Good 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.54 0.24 0.13 0.17 0.09 0.30 1.30 1.10 0.85 0.85