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.
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 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.
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.
|District Summaries As Of November 4, 2012|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Subsoil Moisture Supply|
|Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent|
|Soybeans Harvested, Percent|
|Sorghum Harvested, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Planted, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Condition|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|
|Stock Water Supplies|