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Week Ending October 14, 2012

Agricultural Summary

General rainfall across the State limited farmers to 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Although every district averaged over an inch of precipitation, nearly 850,000 acres of soybeans were harvested.  Topsoil moisture supply improved to 21 percent very short, 26 percent short, 50 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply was 51 percent very short, 32 percent short, and 17 percent adequate.  Ground worked fall tillage was 46 percent, 8 days ahead of last year, and 19 days ahead of normal.    

Field Crops Report

Corn harvested was 95 percent, 14 days ahead of last year, and 48 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans turning color and beyond were 96 percent, 4 days behind last year, but same as normal.  Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 86 percent, 1 day behind last year, but 2 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans mature were 66 percent, 3 days behind last year, and 1 day behind normal.  Soybeans harvested were 36 percent, 5 days behind last year, and 1 day behind normal.  Soybean condition was 30 percent very poor, 30 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 11 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Cotton harvested was 47 percent, 1 day behind last year, and 2 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 10 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 29 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Rice harvested was 94 percent, 15 days ahead of last year and 18 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum turning color and beyond was 96 percent, 14 days behind last year, and 7 days behind normal.  Sorghum mature was 74 percent, 9 days behind last year, and 7 days behind normal.  Sorghum harvested was 45 percent, 4 days behind last year, and 2 days behind normal.  Sorghum condition was 20 percent very poor, 36 percent poor, 33 percent fair, and 11 percent good.  Winter wheat planted was 41 percent, 3 days ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emergence was 19 percent, 5 days ahead of last year and normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition continue to improved from fall rains to 41 percent very poor, 22 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 8 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 54 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 15 percent adequate.  Stock water supplies were 49 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 20 percent adequate. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 to 4 degrees below average.  Precipitation averaged 1.67 inches statewide.  The southwest district averaged 3.57 inches with McDonald County reporting 6.13 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 October 14, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.0 5.8 5.6 5.3 4.9 4.8 5.4 4.7 5.3 4.1
Last Year 6.5 6.6 6.9 6.2 6.8 6.3 5.8 6.8 6.6 6.3
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 21 54 40 17 2 25 6 10 22 6
Short 26 21 44 24 20 20 49 21 31 15
Adequate 50 25 15 58 76 55 45 40 47 76
Surplus 3 0 1 1 2 0 0 29 0 3
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 51 63 70 88 27 39 55 52 55 22
Short 32 30 23 12 40 46 32 20 34 33
Adequate 17 7 6 0 31 15 13 26 11 45
Surplus 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 2 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 46 39 43 41 33 51 54 73 50 48
Last Year 32 15 25 33 31 34 42 73 43 35
Normal 22                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 95 90 93 92 99 98 97 99 100 100
Last Year 84 66 77 89 96 93 84 98 88 93
Normal 66                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 36 50 51 43 21 36 33 9 21 30
Last Year 49 50 64 74 35 64 35 3 33 28
Normal 37                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 45 70 9 61 34 20 25 70 100 78
Last Year 57 97 43 66 64 52 20 51 72 67
Normal 48                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 41 55 38 54 45 27 39 31 54 43
Last Year 33 57 24 48 34 36 31 41 48 30
Normal 30                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 19 14 12 22 21 11 13 4 41 27
Last Year 9 19 2 10 7 6 14 5 26 11
Normal 11                  
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 30 28 39 38 33 56 21 24 29 14
Poor 30 30 25 33 35 25 46 34 24 26
Fair 27 25 26 26 27 18 26 36 34 33
Good 11 14 10 3 5 1 7 5 13 23
Excellent 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 54 51 48 44 47 64 54 35 65 75
Short 31 29 36 44 38 21 36 25 35 25
Adequate 15 20 16 11 15 15 10 40 0 0
Surplus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 49 57 52 53 38 60 37 47 51 9
Short 31 25 35 36 36 24 50 19 34 16
Adequate 20 18 13 11 26 16 13 33 15 75
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 41 54 51 65 19 33 23 56 50 35
Poor 22 17 29 24 19 23 35 10 21 34
Fair 28 29 16 10 36 33 38 17 29 18
Good 8 0 4 1 24 11 4 14 0 12
Excellent 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 1
Average Precipitation 1.67 1.26 1.63 1.98 1.58 1.51 1.02 3.57 1.63 1.31