Skip To Page Content

Related Pages

Week Ending April 21, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Heavy rains minimized planting and tillage progress across most of the State with 1.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Most of planting and tillage progress was in the southern third of the state which had 3.8 days or more suitable for fieldwork. The heavy rains caused minor flooding of rivers and creeks.  Topsoil moisture supply was 2 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 38 percent surplus. The northeast district was rated 70 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 3 percent very short, 17 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 37 percent, compared to 76 percent last year, and the 5 year average (normal) of 48 percent.    

Field Crops Report

Corn planting was 13 percent complete, 17 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. The southeast district increased 24 points to 68 percent complete. Corn emerged was 5 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 1 day behind normal.  Rice planting was 38 percent complete, 15 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal. Rice emerged was 12 percent, 11 days behind last year but the same as normal. Sorghum planting was 2 percent complete. Winter wheat headed was 1 percent complete. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition were 6 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 55 percent fair, 15 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Cool temperatures continue to hamper pasture growth. Supply of hay and other roughages was 34 percent very short, 38 percent short, 27 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 5 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 4 to 11 degrees below average across the state except the southeast district experienced average to 2 degrees above average. Average nightly low temperatures ranged from 35 to 51 degrees. Precipitation averaged 2.78 inches statewide. The northeast and north-central district received over 4 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/


District Summaries As Of April 21, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 1.6 1.3 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.4 1.3 4.1 4.4 3.8
Last Year 4.1 4.3 4.2 2.3 5.1 2.9 2.4 5.2 5.7 5.2
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 14 0
Adequate 60 85 47 30 54 47 63 76 77 58
Surplus 38 14 53 70 46 53 36 24 9 42
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 3 8 4 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
Short 17 49 11 28 6 6 8 13 10 4
Adequate 70 40 57 58 63 82 85 84 90 87
Surplus 10 3 28 6 30 11 7 3 0 9
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 37 42 29 5 36 28 35 62 30 69
Last Year 76 63 70 58 83 79 79 83 79 92
Normal 48                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 13 2 3 1 2 1 12 8 25 68
Last Year 48 21 30 36 80 54 55 80 71 92
Normal 29                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 32
Last Year 20 4 6 18 26 16 24 31 39 60
Normal 6                  
Rice Planted, Percent                    
This Year 38                 38
Last Year 77                 77
Normal 34                  
Rice Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 12                 12
Last Year 43                 43
Normal 12                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 4
Last Year 8 9 0 4 2 2 0 2 61 24
Normal 3                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 1 4 2 5 3 1 1 0 0 0
Fair 28 31 46 33 35 20 12 28 91 24
Good 58 58 48 46 56 60 78 49 8 65
Excellent 13 7 4 15 6 19 9 23 1 11
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 34 40 14 32 17 42 27 7 69 25
Short 38 36 46 29 51 31 50 45 23 70
Adequate 27 24 40 32 32 26 23 48 8 5
Surplus 1 0 0 7 0 1 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 5 21 2 9 0 3 0 0 1 2
Adequate 84 63 76 70 85 88 83 90 99 96
Surplus 11 13 22 21 15 9 17 10 0 2
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 6 5 23 17 1 6 0 0 7 0
Poor 23 36 24 28 13 18 21 8 33 1
Fair 55 47 42 47 66 64 49 62 51 62
Good 15 12 9 8 19 10 28 30 9 30
Excellent 1 0 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 7
Average Precipitation 2.78 2.55 4.04 4.37 2.47 2.98 2.80 2.28 1.70 2.17