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Week Ending May 19, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Farmers took advantage of the warm dry conditions to plant over two million acres. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork.  This is the first week with over 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork since April 7th. Topsoil moisture supply was 4 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 16 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 75 percent, 29 days behind last year, but same as the 5 year average (normal).    

Field Crops Report

Corn planting increased 42 points to 70 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. The north-central, west-central, central, south-central districts increased over 50 points last week. Corn emerged was 27 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal. Soybean planting was 13 percent complete, 16 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Soybeans were 1 percent emerged. Cotton planting advanced 46 points to 58 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Rice planting was 83 percent complete, 25 days behind last year but 3 days ahead of normal. Rice emerged was 64 percent, 18 days behind last year and 1 day behind normal. Rice condition was 6 percent poor, 53 percent fair, 32 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting was 20 percent complete, 17 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Winter wheat headed increased 33 points to 70 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal. Heading in the southern third of the state was nearing completion. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 9 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 16 percent, 22 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal.  Other hay cut was 6 percent, 24 days behind last year, and 6 days behind normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 1 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 28 percent very short, 31 percent short, 40 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 1 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 5 to 10 degrees above average across the state except the southeast district was 2 to 4 degrees above average. Precipitation averaged 0.15 of an inch statewide. The southeast district reported 0.44 of an inch.

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 19, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.7 5.8 6.3 5.2 5.8 6.2 5.8 4.4 5.7 5.7
Last Year 6.9 6.9 6.8 6.8 7.0 7.0 6.6 6.9 6.8 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 4 5 1 0 2 15 10 0 0 0
Adequate 80 89 78 82 83 68 75 67 91 84
Surplus 16 6 21 18 15 17 15 33 9 16
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Short 9 20 8 20 4 4 12 9 0 0
Adequate 83 74 82 74 79 82 80 89 99 95
Surplus 7 1 10 4 17 13 8 2 1 5
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 75 82 74 45 64 81 72 69 77 90
Last Year 95 91 97 92 99 97 97 97 96 100
Normal 75                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 70 81 68 54 58 65 65 24 82 96
Last Year 98 98 98 97 99 99 98 99 97 100
Normal 77                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 27 28 15 9 7 20 17 10 34 83
Last Year 86 87 77 80 85 85 81 93 88 100
Normal 56                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 13 23 13 6 3 6 13 1 22 19
Last Year 61 77 55 53 51 60 73 54 69 61
Normal 27                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 20 3 7 7 2 6 2 1 55 42
Last Year 60 44 56 49 32 52 38 85 100 95
Normal 26                  
Winter Wheat Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 70 31 20 39 44 42 69 95 97 97
Last Year 99                  
Normal 78                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 16 0 5 8 6 4 14 72 19 68
Last Year 67 58 35 41 97 80 78 98 96 100
Normal 21                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 6 0 0 1 2 6 7 19 5 13
Last Year 39 22 19 14 38 39 48 67 49 67
Normal 11                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1
Poor 3 3 2 4 7 0 1 1 5 3
Fair 28 38 36 29 39 11 8 34 85 26
Good 59 52 55 52 48 66 84 61 9 61
Excellent 9 7 7 14 5 23 7 3 1 9
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 28 37 8 33 23 25 22 9 66 15
Short 31 35 30 20 39 20 51 41 18 15
Adequate 40 28 62 40 38 52 27 50 16 70
Surplus 1 0 0 7 0 3 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 1 10 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
Adequate 87 79 74 77 88 85 93 89 100 92
Surplus 12 11 26 22 12 15 6 11 0 8
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 3 1 6 0 0 0 1 1 0
Poor 11 15 6 22 4 3 6 6 30 0
Fair 36 55 37 43 47 19 39 40 27 7
Good 46 23 45 26 38 73 48 50 40 76
Excellent 6 4 11 3 11 5 7 3 2 17
Average Precipitation 0.15 0.18 0.07 0.06 0.04 0.02 0.05 0.31 0.28 0.44