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Week Ending May 12, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Drier weather allowed for some planting and tillage progress across the state.  Frost was reported in northern parts of the state and the south-central district. There were 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 65 percent adequate and 35 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 79 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 47 percent, compared to 91 percent last year, and the 5 year average (normal) of 68 percent.   

Field Crops Report

Corn planting was 28 percent complete, 32 days behind last year and 22 days behind normal. The northwest district increased 21 points and the east-central district increased 13 points last week. Corn emerged was 14 percent complete, 25 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal. Soybean planting was 1 percent complete. Cotton planting was 12 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal. Rice planting was 73 percent complete, 25 days behind last year but 3 days ahead of normal. Rice emerged was 47 percent, 19 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Sorghum planting was 5 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal. Winter wheat headed increased 24 points to 37 percent complete, 32 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 2 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 34 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 31 percent very short, 32 percent short, 36 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 1 percent short, 85 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 2 to 5 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 0.56 of an inch statewide. The northeast district reported 1.05 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 the
Missouri Historical Agricultural Weather Database.

http://agebb.missouri.edu/weather/history/


District Summaries As Of May 12, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 2.1 2.5 2.9 0.9 1.3 2.1 1.9 2.5 4.0 2.2
Last Year 5.0 3.4 3.9 3.1 5.3 5.5 5.1 6.2 6.7 6.5
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adequate 65 96 66 36 47 67 69 66 84 47
Surplus 35 2 33 64 53 33 31 34 16 53
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 7 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Short 8 26 10 20 2 1 4 9 0 0
Adequate 79 66 80 70 67 87 77 88 99 78
Surplus 12 1 10 8 31 11 19 3 1 22
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 47 57 45 13 38 44 42 64 45 79
Last Year 91 83 93 81 96 94 92 95 93 100
Normal 68                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 28 39 16 7 3 6 31 8 30 83
Last Year 92 89 88 84 99 94 88 96 92 100
Normal 65                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 14 4 2 2 2 1 4 4 25 77
Last Year 72 67 55 65 81 74 69 75 83 99
Normal 42                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Last Year 34 38 21 18 26 34 27 27 65 54
Normal 15                  
Rice Planted, Percent                    
This Year 73                 73
Last Year 100                 100
Normal 69                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 36 12
Last Year 39 38 12 17 10 29 12 30 100 92
Normal 17                  
Winter Wheat Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 37 5 3 4 10 17 20 35 85 70
Last Year 97 90 94 98 100 81 99 100 100 99
Normal 59                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 0 1
Poor 3 7 1 5 8 1 1 1 0 3
Fair 33 42 41 30 40 21 8 34 90 38
Good 55 50 51 51 46 60 84 61 9 50
Excellent 8 1 7 13 3 18 7 3 1 8
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 31 49 8 32 24 34 23 9 64 21
Short 32 17 41 28 51 28 52 38 18 14
Adequate 36 33 51 34 25 37 25 53 18 65
Surplus 1 1 0 6 0 1 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 1 13 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
Adequate 85 75 83 74 82 89 84 99 93 29
Surplus 14 11 17 25 18 11 16 0 7 71
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 2 4 0 7 0 3 0 1 5 0
Poor 14 20 9 24 8 2 9 10 38 0
Fair 47 56 50 46 64 43 43 49 37 15
Good 34 18 39 20 24 49 41 37 19 72
Excellent 3 2 2 3 4 3 7 3 1 13
Average Precipitation 0.56 0.43 0.46 1.05 0.33 0.42 0.71 0.77 0.41 0.83