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Week Ending May 26, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Early week rains across the state slowed planting and tillage progress. Some minor flooding resulted from heavy Memorial Day weekend rains across northern and central parts of the state. There were 3.6 days suitable for fieldworkTopsoil moisture supply was 2 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 34 percent surplus. The northeast district is rated 97 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 77 percent adequate and 15 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 82 percent, 30 days behind last year, but same as the 5 year average (normal).    

Field Crops Report

Corn planting was 83 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal. Corn emerged was 57 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Soybean planting was 30 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. The northwest, south-central, and southeast districts increased over 25 points last week. Soybeans were 10 percent emerged, 16 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Cotton planting increased 35 points to 93 percent complete, 1 day behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal. Rice planting was 97 percent complete, 22 days behind last year but 5 days ahead of normal. Rice emerged was 90 percent, 15 days behind last year but 7 days ahead of normal. Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 37 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting was 39 percent complete, 14 days behind last year but the same as normal. Winter wheat headed was 88 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 1 day behind normal. Wheat turning color was 9 percent complete, 23 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Winds knocked down some wheat in the northeast and southeast districts.  Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 29 percent, 22 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal.  Other hay cut was 12 percent, 22 days behind last year, and 6 days behind normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions improved to 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 20 percent very short, 30 percent short, 49 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 1 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were normal to 3 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 1.67 inches statewide. The north-central district reported 2.48 inches. Mercer county reported 4.89 inches of precipitation.

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 26, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 3.6 5.4 2.3 2.4 2.4 2.3 3.4 4.2 5.4 4.8
Last Year 6.5 5.9 6.4 6.6 6.0 6.8 6.6 7.0 7.0 6.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 2 1 1 0 0 3 5 0 6 0
Adequate 64 82 29 3 72 62 65 85 94 95
Surplus 34 17 70 97 28 35 30 15 0 5
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 7 15 7 11 1 5 12 9 1 0
Adequate 77 75 51 68 83 80 72 86 99 96
Surplus 15 6 42 20 16 15 16 5 0 4
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 82 93 82 61 73 83 84 74 93 96
Last Year 99                  
Normal 82                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 83 95 80 69 81 79 81 42 94 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 88                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 57 68 42 36 53 62 42 25 76 97
Last Year 97 97 92 97 95 96 93 99 97 100
Normal 71                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 30 52 24 17 14 10 21 8 49 46
Last Year 79 92 79 81 68 85 83 64 74 71
Normal 41                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 10 20 5 3 2 1 3 1 20 21
Last Year 49 56 46 54 41 59 52 28 63 45
Normal 21                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 39 46 21 10 4 25 3 2 82 84
Last Year 77 73 80 72 45 76 45 96 100 96
Normal 39                  
Winter Wheat Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 88 63 66 67 91 91 97 96 98 99
Last Year 100                  
Normal 90                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 9 0 1 7 0 3 1 1 5 27
Last Year 92 69 65 90 94 79 94 97 97 100
Normal 35                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 29 12 16 17 24 22 29 86 57 94
Last Year 85 83 60 66 100 91 89 100 100 100
Normal 37                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 12 5 4 2 13 7 14 27 19 40
Last Year 56 46 34 30 50 59 67 79 59 88
Normal 20                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1
Poor 3 3 4 6 8 2 1 1 3 4
Fair 27 30 53 26 40 29 11 26 51 21
Good 57 58 36 49 47 59 81 53 45 60
Excellent 12 9 7 16 4 10 7 20 1 14
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 20 26 7 17 19 23 8 5 50 0
Short 30 35 22 25 40 22 38 38 31 7
Adequate 49 39 71 51 41 51 54 57 19 93
Surplus 1 0 0 7 0 4 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 1 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adequate 82 75 59 62 79 86 88 98 100 98
Surplus 17 18 41 38 21 14 12 2 0 2
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 2 0
Poor 4 6 6 17 3 1 1 5 3 0
Fair 35 47 33 39 42 17 41 40 42 6
Good 53 41 56 35 43 77 46 40 50 76
Excellent 7 5 5 4 12 5 12 14 3 18
Average Precipitation 1.67 1.12 2.48 2.15 2.06 1.95 2.05 1.56 0.70 1.33