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Week Ending May 5, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Limited planting and tillage progress was made across the state before late week precipitation halted fieldwork.  The western and north-central parts of the state experienced snowfall of 1 to 5 inches May 2nd through the 4th. There were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 2 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 50 percent surplus. The northeast district was rated 80 percent surplus followed by the southeast district at 70 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 2 percent very short, 8 percent short, 73 percent adequate and 17 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 44 percent, compared to 88 percent last year, and the 5 year average (normal) of 61 percent.    

Field Crops Report

Corn planting was 22 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and 18 days behind normal. The northwest district increased 15 points to 18 percent complete. Corn emerged was 12 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Cotton planting was 2 percent complete, 23 days behind last year and 17 days behind normal. Rice planting was 65 percent complete, 22 days behind last year but 4 days ahead of normal. Rice emerged was 41 percent, 15 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal. Sorghum planting remained at 2 percent complete. Winter wheat headed was 13 percent complete, 33 days behind last year and 17 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. The heavy, wet snow flattened some wheat on the western side of the state with some able to recover.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 2 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 48 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 31 percent very short, 35 percent short, 33 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 2 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 3 to 6 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 1.58 inches statewide. The 4 week average is 7.79 inches with districts ranging from 9.22 inches in the northeast district to 6.69 inches in the northwest district.

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 May 5, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 1.7 2.5 2.8 1.4 0.7 1.3 1.2 2.5 1.7 1.3
Last Year 3.4 5.7 4.2 4.0 3.8 3.9 2.2 4.9 1.0 0.1
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 0
Adequate 48 89 38 20 32 39 45 67 51 30
Surplus 50 10 62 80 68 61 55 33 35 70
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 2 6 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
Short 8 22 6 22 3 1 4 13 0 1
Adequate 73 67 68 68 67 74 67 79 99 71
Surplus 17 5 25 6 30 24 29 8 1 28
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 44 52 33 11 37 43 39 63 38 74
Last Year 88 78 87 69 91 91 88 92 91 99
Normal 61                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 22 18 7 5 3 3 18 8 28 79
Last Year 83 79 75 67 96 84 75 92 89 100
Normal 53                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 12 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 17 68
Last Year 57 48 44 46 69 49 57 66 64 95
Normal 29                  
Rice Planted, Percent                    
This Year 65                 65
Last Year 98                 98
Normal 60                  
Rice Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 41                 41
Last Year 78                 78
Normal 36                  
Winter Wheat Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 13 1 0 0 2 2 6 0 21 32
Last Year 93 78 70 91 98 73 95 100 98 99
Normal 40                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 1
Poor 4 6 1 4 5 0 0 1 25 5
Fair 32 37 44 30 36 23 9 36 66 34
Good 53 49 51 49 50 55 84 49 8 52
Excellent 10 8 4 16 4 22 7 14 1 8
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 31 42 10 31 22 27 23 10 65 22
Short 35 30 38 26 47 23 52 38 26 64
Adequate 33 27 52 35 31 47 25 52 9 14
Surplus 1 1 0 8 0 3 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 2 13 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0
Adequate 80 74 65 70 80 79 82 91 94 29
Surplus 18 12 35 30 20 19 18 8 6 71
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 2 5 0 7 1 0 0 2 3 0
Poor 18 29 26 28 10 7 9 8 29 0
Fair 48 48 50 50 62 51 45 45 41 12
Good 28 17 11 14 23 38 39 41 26 77
Excellent 4 1 13 1 4 4 7 4 1 11
Average Precipitation 1.58 1.47 1.20 1.72 1.48 1.08 2.14 1.19 2.02 2.22