Skip To Page Content

Related Pages

Week Ending November 11, 2012

Agricultural Summary

Rainfall across the state limited harvest and fieldwork progress but a welcome sight for livestock producers with low stock water supplies. There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 17 percent very short, 31 percent short, 50 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Topsoil moisture in the southeast district was rated 13 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply was 43 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 21 percent adequate.  Ground worked fall tillage was 75 percent, 1 day behind last year, and 13 days ahead of the 5 year average (normal) of 60 percent.    

Field Crops Report

Soybeans harvested advanced 10 points to 89 percent, 7 days behind last year, but 2 days ahead of normal. Cotton harvested was 89 percent, 5 days behind last year, but 1 day ahead of normal.  Sorghum harvested was 92 percent, 2 days ahead of last year, and 10 days ahead of normal. The sorghum harvest was virtually complete across the northern third and southern third of the state.  Winter wheat planted was 91 percent, 1 day behind last year, but 14 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat emergence was 69 percent, 3 days behind last year, but 6 days ahead of normal. Wheat condition was 2 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition were 29 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 30 percent fair, and 14 percent good. Supply of hay and other roughages was 45 percent very short, 35 percent short, and 20 percent adequate.  Stock water supplies were 39 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 24 percent adequate.  Winter hay and water supplies remain a concern for some producers.

Weather Summary

Temperatures were normal to 5 degrees above average.  Precipitation averaged 0.75 of an inch statewide.  The northwest district averaged 1.38 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/


Final Crop Progress and Condition

This is our final Crop Progress and Condition for the 2012 reporting season. We will resume reporting Crop Progress and Condition in April 2013.

District Summaries As Of November 11, 2012
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.5 5.5 5.4 5.6 6.4 5.3 4.7 6.3 5.9 5.5
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 17 52 26 16 0 7 0 13 16 7
Short 31 18 29 7 50 50 38 22 54 8
Adequate 50 30 45 76 50 43 61 65 30 72
Surplus 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 13
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 43 63 59 68 26 31 48 40 53 6
Short 36 33 22 21 44 57 37 40 46 15
Adequate 21 4 19 11 30 12 15 20 1 79
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 75 75 68 75 65 76 82 98 90 79
Last Year 76                  
Normal 60                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 89 95 94 94 77 92 84 86 80 86
Last Year 93                  
Normal 87                  
Cotton Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 89                 89
Last Year 93                 93
Normal 88                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 92 100 99 99 81 78 76 100 100 98
Last Year 91                  
Normal 84                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 91 93 95 99 84 88 95 94 90 91
Last Year 92                  
Normal 82                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 69 74 77 81 54 56 71 67 75 71
Last Year 73                  
Normal 61                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
Poor 2 2 6 6 0 2 0 0 17 1
Fair 36 39 38 31 31 49 8 25 70 50
Good 57 34 43 44 63 46 81 66 8 49
Excellent 5 25 9 19 6 3 11 9 0 0
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 45 56 34 40 41 61 35 23 36 47
Short 35 27 34 36 40 25 51 23 62 53
Adequate 20 17 32 24 19 14 14 54 2 0
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 39 61 35 47 23 48 32 22 35 6
Short 37 23 34 41 38 35 52 24 60 25
Adequate 24 16 31 12 39 17 16 54 5 69
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 29 51 37 58 9 19 12 29 43 10
Poor 27 22 28 28 30 33 26 24 18 25
Fair 30 7 22 14 42 36 38 31 37 39
Good 14 20 13 0 19 12 24 16 2 26
Excellent 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Average Precipitation 0.75 1.38 1.01 0.68 0.80 0.41 0.66 0.34 0.73 0.79