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Week Ending September 30, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Scattered precipitation slowed harvest and limited producers to 5.4 days suitable for fieldworkTopsoil moisture supply was 29 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 40 percent adequate.  Subsoil moisture supply was 60 percent very short, 29 percent short, and 11 percent adequate.  Ground worked fall tillage was 29 percent, 10 days ahead of last year, and 20 days ahead of normal. 

Field Crops Report

Corn harvested increased 8 points from last week to 88 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and, at 44 days, well ahead of normal (5-year average).  Corn moisture at harvest was 15.2 %, ranging from 12.8 percent in the southwest to 16.7 percent in the south-central district.  Soybeans turning color and beyond were 83 percent, the same as last year, and 3 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 57 percent, 1 day ahead of last year, and 2 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans mature were 31 percent, 1 day ahead of last year and normal.  Soybeans harvested increased 5 points from last week to 9 percent, 1 day ahead of last year and normal.  Soybean condition was 36 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 9 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Cotton opening bolls was 95 percent, 1 week ahead of last year, and nearly 2 weeks ahead of normal.  Cotton harvested was 23 percent, 6 days ahead of last year, and 1 day ahead of normal.  Cotton condition was 10 percent very poor, 26 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice harvested was 84 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and 16 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum turning color and beyond was 92 percent, 2 days behind last year, but the same as normal.  Sorghum mature was 61 percent, 1 day ahead of last year and normal.  Sorghum harvested was 22 percent, the same as last year, but 1 day behind normal.  Sorghum condition was 23 percent very poor, 34 percent poor, 31 percent fair, and 12 percent good.  Winter wheat planted was 10 percent, 3 days ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emergence was 3 percent, 9 days ahead of last year, and 5 days ahead of normal.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition improved from last week to 48 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, and 25 percent fair, and 4 percent good.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 57 percent very short, 30 percent short, and 13 percent adequate.  Stock water supplies were 53 percent very short, 29 percent short, and 18 percent adequate. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were average to 3 degrees above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.85 of an inch statewide.  The east-central district received 1.54 inches followed by the southeast with 1.52 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 September 30, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.4 6.7 6.5 6.3 5.3 5.3 4.4 5.1 4.9 4.4
Last Year 6.7 7.0 7.0 6.7 7.0 6.8 6.4 7.0 6.6 5.7
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 29 63 52 32 3 35 12 23 23 8
Short 31 15 42 40 25 33 52 12 31 22
Adequate 40 22 6 28 72 32 36 63 46 70
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 60 68 75 94 33 58 62 54 61 34
Short 29 23 22 6 42 37 29 28 36 32
Adequate 11 9 3 0 25 5 9 18 3 34
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 29 21 25 20 21 32 25 59 34 34
Last Year 16 5 6 13 22 18 21 52 27 16
Normal 7                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 88 81 75 81 99 92 92 96 93 97
Last Year 61 32 37 62 85 77 65 91 67 78
Normal 45                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 31 46 36 39 23 31 24 6 25 23
Last Year 30 30 44 38 26 37 22 3 26 15
Normal 28                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 9 8 13 12 5 6 5 1 9 11
Last Year 8 6 12 13 6 12 8 1 6 5
Normal 8                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 22 19 2 25 36 13 10 11 85 47
Last Year 22 53 6 18 42 6 3 18 26 42
Normal 24                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 10 9 5 10 9 14 14 15 31 8
Last Year 7 12 4 9 16 7 11 8 16 2
Normal 7                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 3 0 0 2 1 5 3 0 16 4
Last Year 1 1 0 2 2 2 3 2 1 1
Normal 2                  
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 36 40 45 42 42 60 21 24 29 19
Poor 31 35 30 35 35 23 46 34 24 27
Fair 23 21 17 20 22 13 26 36 34 29
Good 9 4 8 3 1 4 7 6 13 21
Excellent 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 23 25 36 3 50 41 17 28 47 15
Poor 34 25 41 33 33 48 34 31 19 29
Fair 31 50 20 36 17 11 41 36 19 35
Good 12 0 3 28 0 0 8 5 15 20
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 57 49 48 47 45 73 58 24 72 76
Short 30 33 34 43 37 20 37 28 28 24
Adequate 13 18 18 9 18 7 5 48 0 0
Surplus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 53 53 47 53 34 71 46 52 54 14
Short 29 33 36 34 33 18 47 14 34 15
Adequate 18 14 17 13 33 11 7 34 12 71
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 48 57 51 71 25 49 27 58 53 41
Poor 23 13 29 27 26 25 38 8 19 37
Fair 25 30 17 2 35 23 35 19 28 14
Good 4 0 3 0 14 3 0 15 0 8
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corn Moisture at Harvest, Percent                    
This Year 15.2 15.0 16.0 15.9 13.0 14.6 15.9 12.8 16.7 16.4
Average Precipitation 0.85 0.10 0.53 0.52 0.87 0.98 1.54 0.47 1.18 1.52