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Week Ending October 7, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Although there were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork statewide, little progress was made with harvest.  Some northern areas experienced the first frost of fall.  Topsoil moisture supply was 28 percent very short, 34 percent short, and 38 percent adequate.  Subsoil moisture supply remained the same as last week at 60 percent very short, 29 percent short, and 11 percent adequate.  Ground worked fall tillage was 36 percent, 11 days ahead of last year, and 19 days ahead of normal.    

Field Crops Report

Corn harvested was 92 percent, 15 days ahead of last year, and 46 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans turning color and beyond were 91 percent, 2 days behind last year, but 2 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 77 percent, 1 day ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans mature were 51 percent, 1 day behind last year, but 1 day ahead of normal.  Soybeans harvested were 20 percent, 2 days behind last year, and 1 day behind normal.  Soybean condition was 33 percent very poor, 34 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 8 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Cotton harvested was 38 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 1 day ahead of normal.  Cotton condition was 10 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 29 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice harvested was 92 percent, 3 weeks ahead of last year and normal.  Sorghum turning color and beyond was 94 percent, 8 days behind last year, and 4 days behind normal.  Sorghum mature was 68 percent, 5 days behind last year, and 3 days behind normal.  Sorghum harvested was 38 percent, the same as last year, but 1 day ahead of normal.  Sorghum condition was 22 percent very poor, 37 percent poor, 30 percent fair, and 11 percent good.  Winter wheat planted was 23 percent, 3 days ahead of last year and 4 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emergence was 7 percent, 5 days ahead of last year and 4 days ahead of normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition remained troublesome at 46 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 26 percent fair, and 3 percent good.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 57 percent very short, 30 percent short, and 13 percent adequate.  Stock water supplies were 52 percent very short, 32 percent short, and 16 percent adequate. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 7 to 10 degrees below average.  Precipitation averaged 0.41 of an inch statewide. 

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 October 7, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.6 6.3 6.6 6.0 5.7 5.0 4.4 6.3 5.4 4.9
Last Year 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.7 7.0 7.0 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 28 79 38 33 4 34 7 29 13 6
Short 34 20 48 40 32 34 56 23 37 16
Adequate 38 1 14 27 62 32 37 48 50 76
Surplus 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 60 83 63 94 35 64 59 57 56 30
Short 29 17 33 6 41 27 31 38 41 33
Adequate 11 0 4 0 22 9 10 5 3 37
Surplus 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 36 23 30 32 30 40 39 63 41 38
Last Year 25 8 13 24 28 27 29 67 34 28
Normal 15                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 92 86 87 89 99 95 94 97 99 99
Last Year 75 49 59 81 92 89 74 97 80 88
Normal 58                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 51 72 61 66 32 59 37 8 35 38
Last Year 55 67 71 73 41 68 42 5 45 29
Normal 50                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 20 25 28 22 11 20 13 2 16 20
Last Year 28 24 39 46 18 43 19 2 19 14
Normal 22                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 38 28 2 44 27 18 13 68 100 65
Last Year 38 88 21 38 53 30 11 32 49 54
Normal 36                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 23 27 11 32 23 25 23 17 48 25
Last Year 18 36 9 28 23 23 19 31 25 12
Normal 16                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 7 6 2 11 4 8 6 2 29 9
Last Year 3 7 1 3 3 4 7 3 8 2
Normal 4                  
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 33 42 34 41 37 46 21 42 28 17
Poor 34 38 36 37 38 29 46 31 24 27
Fair 24 19 25 20 23 18 26 27 35 30
Good 8 1 5 2 2 7 7 0 13 22
Excellent 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 22 32 36 4 38 37 17 31 47 13
Poor 37 29 43 29 41 51 34 40 19 31
Fair 30 39 19 39 21 12 41 29 19 35
Good 11 0 2 28 0 0 8 0 15 20
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 57 61 40 45 48 76 58 39 69 76
Short 30 23 36 43 38 17 37 24 31 24
Adequate 13 16 24 11 14 7 5 37 0 0
Surplus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 52 71 48 52 32 69 45 56 46 13
Short 32 21 38 35 38 24 48 19 40 16
Adequate 16 8 14 13 30 7 7 25 14 71
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 46 72 50 69 28 40 26 60 44 37
Poor 25 18 27 25 23 29 36 16 24 34
Fair 26 10 22 6 32 31 37 17 32 17
Good 3 0 1 0 17 0 1 7 0 11
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Average Precipitation 0.41 0.23 0.23 0.54 0.23 0.43 0.70 0.08 0.56 0.62