Cooler temperatures offered a reprieve from the oppressive heat, but conditions remained dry. There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 89 percent very short, 10 percent short, and 1 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was 88 percent very short, 11 percent short, and 1 percent adequate. The 1 percent adequate for topsoil and subsoil was due to irrigation in the southeast district.
Corn dough stage and beyond was 94 percent, 2 weeks ahead of last year, and 3 weeks ahead of normal; southern districts were complete. Corn dented was 75 percent, 12 days ahead of last year, and 19 days ahead of normal. Corn mature was 35 percent, 17 days ahead of last year, and 3 weeks ahead of normal. Corn harvested for grain was 10 percent, 21 days ahead of last year, and 23 days ahead of normal. Corn condition, similar to last week, was 57 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 12 percent fair, 3 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. High winds damaged some corn in the central district. Soybeans blooming and beyond were 92 percent, 1 week ahead of last year, and 12 days ahead of normal. Soybeans setting pods and beyond was 61 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 1 week ahead of normal. Soybeans began to turn color. Soybean condition was 39 percent very poor, 36 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 5 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Cotton setting bolls and beyond was 81 percent, 10 days behind last year, and 12 days behind normal. Cotton opening bolls was 9 percent, 12 days ahead of last year, and 9 days ahead of normal. Cotton condition was 12 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 13 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice headed was 77 percent, 16 days ahead of last year, and 9 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 77 percent, 8 days ahead of last year, and 6 days ahead of normal. Sorghum turning color and beyond was 26 percent, 8 days ahead of 2011, and 4 days ahead of normal. Sorghum mature was 2 percent with south-central district 75 percent mature. Sorghum condition was 23 percent very poor, 38 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 9 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 59 percent, 2 days behind last year, but 5 days ahead of normal.
Pasture condition at 85 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, and 2 percent fair, was similar to last week. Supply of hay and other roughages, also similar, was 57 percent very short, 32 percent short, and 11 percent adequate. Stock water supplies were 67 percent very short, 24 percent short, and 9 percent adequate.
Temperatures were 2 degrees below to 1 degree above average. Precipitation averaged 0.24 of an inch. Greene County received 1.73 inches.
|District Summaries As Of August 12, 2012|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Subsoil Moisture Supply|
|Corn Dented, Percent|
|Corn Mature, Percent|
|Corn Harvested, Percent|
|Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent|
|Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent|
|Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent|
|Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|
|Stock Water Supplies|