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.
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 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.
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.
|District Summaries As Of May 12, 2013|
|Days Suitable For Fieldwork|
|Topsoil Moisture Supply|
|Subsoil Moisture Supply|
|Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent|
|Corn Planted, Percent|
|Corn Emerged, Percent|
|Soybeans Planted, Percent|
|Rice Planted, Percent|
|Sorghum Planted, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Headed and Beyond, Percent|
|Winter Wheat Condition|
|Supply of Hay and Other Roughages|
|Stock Water Supplies|