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Week Ending October 21, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Mid-week rainfall across the State limited farmers to 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 17 percent very short, 28 percent short, 54 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply improved to 44 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 19 percent adequate.  Ground worked fall tillage was 54 percent, 6 days ahead of last year, and 17 days ahead of the 5 year average (normal) of 30 percent.    

Field Crops Report

Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 94 percent, 2 days behind last year, but 2 days ahead of normal.  Soybeans mature were 80 percent, 3 days behind last year, but the same as normal.  Soybeans harvested were 50 percent, 6 days behind last year, but 1 day ahead of normal.  Soybean condition was 27 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 11 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  Cotton harvested was 62 percent, 3 days behind last year, and 1 day behind normal.  Rice harvested was 96 percent, 12 days ahead of last year and 15 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum mature was 94 percent, 5 days behind last year, but 7 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum harvested increased 18 points to 63 percent, 5 days behind last year, but 4 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat planted was 53 percent, same as of last year but 4 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emergence was 34 percent, 3 days ahead of last year and 6 days ahead of normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition were 38 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 8 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Compared to the 5 year average pasture condition of 12 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 5 percent excellent Supply of hay and other roughages was 54 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 15 percent adequate.  Stock water supplies were 44 percent very short, 34 percent short, and 22 percent adequate. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 to 3 degrees above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.45 of an inch statewide.  The southeast district averaged 1.08 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 21, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.8 5.1 4.7 4.2 5.4 4.3 3.7 5.3 5.7 5.2
Last Year 6.2 6.7 6.6 6.8 6.7 6.2 5.3 7.0 5.7 5.4
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 17 46 25 19 2 24 0 3 12 6
Short 28 27 35 13 18 45 37 17 36 10
Adequate 54 27 39 67 80 31 63 77 52 79
Surplus 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 0 5
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 44 61 50 73 25 45 58 28 40 9
Short 37 37 26 27 46 40 29 39 49 40
Adequate 19 2 23 0 28 15 13 32 11 51
Surplus 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 54 51 47 49 40 59 59 89 53 54
Last Year 44 26 36 41 38 51 55 77 55 44
Normal 30                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 80 94 90 93 68 87 85 50 58 64
Last Year 86 97 96 96 82 93 83 41 84 69
Normal 80                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 50 66 62 50 32 53 52 20 31 43
Last Year 65 72 80 89 58 77 59 14 48 44
Normal 49                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 63 84 54 72 50 51 35 72 100 84
Last Year 72 99 54 88 80 66 47 64 94 80
Normal 59                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 53 69 46 63 59 40 58 57 62 50
Last Year 53 82 49 74 51 55 52 54 70 50
Normal 44                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 34 54 23 37 31 17 32 20 47 42
Last Year 26 45 11 34 11 19 26 13 49 33
Normal 22                  
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 27 28 27 33 31 47 18 24 28 13
Poor 31 29 33 34 34 31 41 34 24 27
Fair 29 24 32 29 29 17 31 36 35 33
Good 11 16 8 4 4 5 10 5 13 23
Excellent 2 3 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 4
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 54 54 40 46 48 73 47 22 69 75
Short 31 30 36 42 39 17 43 29 31 25
Adequate 15 16 24 11 13 10 10 49 0 0
Surplus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 44 57 44 53 33 60 35 25 41 8
Short 34 25 30 36 41 28 49 33 40 16
Adequate 22 18 26 11 26 12 16 42 19 76
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 38 52 43 61 23 32 17 45 43 34
Poor 23 14 27 26 17 29 33 8 24 34
Fair 30 34 19 12 38 34 41 28 33 18
Good 8 0 11 1 20 5 9 15 0 13
Excellent 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 0 1
Average Precipitation 0.45 0.17 0.37 0.63 0.21 0.39 0.62 0.34 0.47 1.08