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Week Ending August 12, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Cooler temperatures offered a reprieve from the oppressive heat, but conditions remained dry.  There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldworkTopsoil 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. 

Field Crops Report

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 & Livestock

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. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 2 degrees below to 1 degree above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.24 of an inch.  Greene County received 1.73 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 August 12, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.8 6.8 7.0 6.9 6.6 6.8 5.6 7.0 7.0 6.9
Last Year 5.8 5.5 6.4 6.7 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.5 5.8 5.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 89 91 89 96 92 98 74 100 98 63
Short 10 9 11 4 8 2 26 0 2 28
Adequate 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 88 83 85 96 92 98 89 100 99 58
Short 11 16 14 4 8 2 11 0 1 37
Adequate 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corn Dented, Percent                    
This Year 75 72 64 64 80 88 78 100 97 84
Last Year 46 30 32 51 47 56 31 92 19 55
Normal 35                  
Corn Mature, Percent                    
This Year 35 24 21 15 57 60 35 97 69 38
Last Year 5 0 1 0 16 4 0 56 1 2
Normal 2                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 10 3 7 4 28 17 11 19 30 10
Last Year 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 7 1 0
Normal 0                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 61 78 60 66 25 69 62 57 75 54
Last Year 52 62 55 59 50 62 14 52 42 44
Normal 47                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 77 70 37 90 83 80 58 100 98 85
Last Year 60 99 68 86 93 51 39 32 75 62
Normal 68                  
Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 26 41 8 27 28 19 3 62 75 38
Last Year 18 63 7 15 48 7 0 13 19 29
Normal 20                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 59 55 31 66 92 71 79 57 70 97
Last Year 64 44 47 88 81 73 62 90 91 98
Normal 50                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 57 48 66 65 60 80 52 42 44 33
Poor 27 28 27 25 36 16 31 39 30 28
Fair 12 20 7 10 4 3 14 19 16 17
Good 3 4 0 0 0 1 3 0 10 15
Excellent 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 39 42 42 32 47 64 28 51 34 25
Poor 36 40 40 36 43 26 46 35 24 30
Fair 19 16 16 27 10 10 22 14 29 26
Good 5 2 2 5 0 0 4 0 13 16
Excellent 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 23 29 36 5 31 40 27 66 47 16
Poor 38 28 36 19 45 42 57 32 19 40
Fair 29 42 27 39 24 18 15 2 19 30
Good 9 1 1 33 0 0 1 0 15 13
Excellent 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 57 63 39 35 48 78 63 40 68 75
Short 32 30 47 36 39 16 33 31 32 25
Adequate 11 7 14 27 13 6 4 29 0 0
Surplus 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 67 56 51 37 62 90 70 70 84 71
Short 24 35 34 46 23 10 26 15 16 18
Adequate 9 9 15 17 15 0 4 15 0 11
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 85 89 75 76 88 97 79 86 84 75
Poor 13 9 21 18 12 3 17 14 16 21
Fair 2 2 4 6 0 0 4 0 0 4
Good 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.24 0.40 0.36 0.12 0.31 0.16 0.41 0.39 0.02 0.03