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Week Ending October 28, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Rains across most of the state with drier conditions in the northwest and west-central districts resulted 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 18 percent very short, 28 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply was 42 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 21 percent adequate.  Ground worked fall tillage was 61 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 15 days ahead of the 5 year average (normal) of 39 percent.    

Field Crops Report

Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 97 percent, 5 days behind last year, but the same as normal.  Soybeans mature were 88 percent, 5 days behind last year, and 1 day behind normal.  Soybeans harvested were 62 percent, 8 days behind last year, but the same as normal. Every district except the southwest district is behind last year’s soybean harvest pace.  Cotton harvested was 70 percent, 6 days behind last year, and 3 days behind normal.  Sorghum mature was 97 percent, 2 days behind last year, but 5 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum harvested was 76 percent, 5 days behind last year, but 8 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat planted was 67 percent, 2 days behind last year but 5 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emergence was 45 percent, 2 days ahead of last year and 6 days ahead of normal. Wheat condition was 2 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 6 percent excellent   The 5 year average wheat condition was 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition were 36 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 28 percent fair, and 12 percent good. Comparable to last year’s pasture condition was 35 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 26 percent fair, and 11 percent good. Supply of hay and other roughages was 54 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 15 percent adequate.  Stock water supplies were 43 percent very short, 35 percent short, and 22 percent adequate. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 to 3 degrees above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.64 of an inch statewide.  The central and north-central districts averaged 0.83 and 0.80 of an inch.

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 28, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.2 5.9 5.1 4.9 6.2 4.6 5.0 5.2 6.1 4.6
Last Year 6.4 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.9 6.6 5.9 7.0 6.0 4.6
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 18 52 32 19 2 17 4 10 14 7
Short 28 25 31 14 26 43 31 20 38 8
Adequate 52 23 37 66 72 40 65 69 48 71
Surplus 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 14
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 42 62 49 71 23 37 53 33 42 6
Short 37 36 24 29 48 42 34 39 45 37
Adequate 21 2 26 0 29 21 13 27 13 57
Surplus 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 61 58 52 58 49 60 69 89 66 62
Last Year 56 46 50 48 49 67 69 84 63 52
Normal 39                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 88 97 95 96 82 92 89 93 76 75
Last Year 94 99 98 99 94 98 94 74 96 84
Normal 90                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 62 78 69 66 43 65 64 43 46 56
Last Year 79 88 89 94 76 87 76 34 67 61
Normal 62                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 76 86 82 85 59 61 45 75 100 91
Last Year 83 100 67 96 91 77 60 81 100 89
Normal 66                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 67 77 59 76 65 59 66 76 72 65
Last Year 72 90 79 88 71 73 73 75 81 65
Normal 58                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 45 65 39 53 38 30 38 33 60 53
Last Year 42 58 25 51 21 38 41 31 63 52
Normal 35                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Poor 2 4 6 3 0 2 4 0 0 2
Fair 44 17 26 38 28 50 13 25 89 63
Good 48 41 57 41 67 45 77 63 11 35
Excellent 6 36 7 18 5 3 5 12 0 0
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 54 56 39 44 45 70 43 35 70 75
Short 31 28 35 43 39 20 44 28 28 25
Adequate 15 16 26 12 16 10 13 37 2 0
Surplus 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 43 60 43 51 31 59 35 18 47 7
Short 35 23 29 37 41 33 51 31 39 15
Adequate 22 17 28 12 28 8 14 51 14 78
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 36 52 39 59 18 31 21 43 39 33
Poor 24 15 26 27 16 31 26 14 28 35
Fair 28 9 21 13 38 35 34 25 33 18
Good 12 24 14 1 26 3 19 16 0 13
Excellent 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 1
Average Precipitation 0.64 0.17 0.80 0.78 0.18 0.83 0.77 0.71 0.74 0.60