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Week Ending November 4, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Harvest progress was aided by no precipitation across most of the state. Nearly 900,000 acres of soybeans were harvested last week from the 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 20 percent very short, 34 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply was 46 percent very short, 33 percent short, and 21 percent adequate.  Ground worked fall tillage was 71 percent, 4 days ahead of last year, and 16 days ahead of the 5 year average (normal) of 50 percent.    

Field Crops Report

Soybeans mature were 96 percent, 5 days behind last year, but the same as normal.  Soybeans harvested were 79 percent, 7 days behind last year, but 2 days ahead of normal. Cotton harvested was 83 percent, 5 days behind last year, but 4 days ahead of normal.  Sorghum harvested was 87 percent, 3 days behind last year, but 11 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat planted was 83 percent, 2 days behind last year but 8 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emergence was 60 percent, same as last year and 7 days ahead of normal. Wheat condition was 3 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition were 31 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 33 percent fair, and 12 percent good. Supply of hay and other roughages was 47 percent very short, 35 percent short, and 18 percent adequate.  Stock water supplies were 39 percent very short, 38 percent short, and 23 percent adequate. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 3 to 7 degrees below average.  Precipitation averaged 0.00 of an inch statewide.  The east-central and southeast districts averaged 0.01 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 November 4, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.6 6.4 6.6 6.8 6.9 6.4 6.5 7.0 7.0 6.7
Last Year 5.0 5.6 4.6 3.9 5.0 4.2 4.8 6.4 6.1 5.5
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 20 58 35 20 2 18 4 3 26 8
Short 34 19 39 10 49 48 45 25 50 14
Adequate 45 23 26 70 49 34 51 72 24 68
Surplus 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 10
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 46 60 60 72 27 42 54 30 69 7
Short 33 36 22 20 47 43 33 38 30 27
Adequate 21 4 18 8 26 15 13 32 1 66
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 71 65 67 67 59 72 74 98 88 73
Last Year 66 61 58 61 57 74 79 88 76 66
Normal 50                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 79 90 87 86 56 86 80 69 66 72
Last Year 88 96 95 96 88 92 89 63 83 76
Normal 75                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 87 100 98 97 78 78 55 81 100 97
Last Year 89 100 86 97 97 83 73 91 100 95
Normal 75                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 83 87 85 92 72 74 81 92 86 82
Last Year 86 94 91 94 82 85 88 90 87 81
Normal 71                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 60 70 62 68 46 48 59 66 70 63
Last Year 60 60 44 71 36 60 58 51 71 70
Normal 48                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 5 0
Poor 3 0 7 6 0 1 4 0 17 2
Fair 43 33 27 29 32 51 14 25 70 61
Good 48 32 54 44 62 45 69 66 8 37
Excellent 6 35 7 21 6 3 12 9 0 0
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 47 52 40 40 46 72 42 22 42 47
Short 35 28 34 36 38 20 45 29 58 53
Adequate 18 20 26 24 16 8 13 49 0 0
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 39 49 42 48 21 62 38 8 43 12
Short 38 27 27 40 47 33 50 32 48 32
Adequate 23 23 31 12 32 5 12 60 9 56
Surplus 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 31 44 39 61 21 21 22 45 28 19
Poor 24 15 31 27 23 36 24 8 21 22
Fair 33 11 21 12 37 39 37 29 51 33
Good 12 30 9 0 19 4 17 17 0 26
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.00 0.01