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Week Ending April 14, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Wet weather across the State limited tillage and planting progress. There were 1.8 days suitable for fieldwork. The northern 3 districts and the west-central district had less than 1 day suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 3 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 27 percent surplus. The northeast and west-central districts were rated 45 percent or more surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 9 percent very short, 24 percent short, 62 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 33 percent, compared to 69 percent last year, and the 5 year average (normal) of 39 percent.    

Field Crops Report

Corn planting was 8 percent complete, 13 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. The southeast district was 44 percent planted. Corn emerged was 1 percent completed with reports in the southeast and south-central districts.  Rice planting was 17 percent complete, 12 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Winter wheat heading was reported in the southeast district.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition were 9 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 52 percent fair, 15 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 33 percent very short, 36 percent short, 30 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 4 percent very short, 10 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 2 degrees below average to 4 degrees above average. Average nightly low temperatures ranged from 37 to 52 degrees. Precipitation averaged 1.78 inches statewide. Clay County reported 3.61 inches of precipitation.

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 April 14, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 1.8 0.8 0.4 0.7 0.8 1.6 3.3 2.6 5.1 3.6
Last Year 4.3 3.1 3.3 3.9 4.3 3.7 4.9 3.1 6.1 6.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 3 11 2 0 0 0 2 3 0 1
Adequate 70 82 64 51 55 62 87 70 100 70
Surplus 27 6 34 49 45 38 11 27 0 29
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 9 32 6 21 1 2 0 0 0 0
Short 24 41 31 30 21 14 14 30 19 7
Adequate 62 27 49 45 58 82 86 70 81 82
Surplus 5 0 14 4 20 2 0 0 0 11
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 33 40 29 5 36 28 32 40 27 52
Last Year 69 57 59 53 70 75 76 79 73 87
Normal 39                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 8 2 3 1 2 1 6 6 20 44
Last Year 37 11 18 29 58 36 49 68 38 85
Normal 17                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5
Last Year 10 1 3 11 8 5 8 11 3 39
Normal 2                  
Rice Planted, Percent                    
This Year 17                 17
Last Year 68                 68
Normal 21                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 1 5 4 5 3 2 1 0 0 0
Fair 24 34 29 37 28 19 10 26 26 19
Good 62 56 61 42 59 65 82 49 73 69
Excellent 13 5 6 15 10 14 7 25 1 12
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 33 39 9 32 16 48 23 9 57 45
Short 36 36 29 30 47 26 53 58 25 36
Adequate 30 25 62 32 33 25 24 34 18 19
Surplus 1 0 0 6 4 1 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 4 26 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 10 40 13 15 0 4 0 0 3 13
Adequate 78 34 76 72 77 93 88 82 97 85
Surplus 8 0 11 9 23 3 12 18 0 2
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 9 12 9 29 1 6 1 6 15 0
Poor 23 48 20 30 9 28 23 13 13 3
Fair 52 23 50 36 55 57 55 77 61 41
Good 15 17 18 5 31 8 21 4 11 54
Excellent 1 0 3 0 4 1 0 0 0 2
Average Precipitation 1.78 2.05 2.45 2.26 1.75 2.04 1.37 1.50 1.03 1.60