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Week Ending June 2, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Heavy rainfall and localized flooding halted planting and fieldwork across the State. Many areas had flash flooding and flooding from creeks and rivers.  There were 1.4 days suitable for fieldwork. The northwest, north-central, northeast, and central districts had 0.3 days or less for fieldwork.  Topsoil moisture supply was 36 percent adequate and 64 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 3 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 84 percent, 35 days behind last year, and 5 days behind the 5 year average (normal).    

Field Crops Report

Corn planting was 86 percent complete, 26 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Corn emerged was 72 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.  Some corn will be replanted from the heavy rains.  Soybean planting was 36 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Soybeans were 21 percent emerged, 16 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Cotton planting was 94 percent complete, 7 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 2 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Rice planting was 98 percent complete with 96 percent emerged. Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 32 percent good, and 19 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting was 39 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Winter wheat headed was 96 percent complete, 22 days behind last year but the same as normal. Wheat turning color increased 20 points to 29 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 34 percent, 26 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal.  Other hay cut was 18 percent, 24 days behind last year, and 8 days behind normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions improved to 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. A few reports were received of army worms in pastures. Supply of hay and other roughages was 13 percent very short, 22 percent short, 63 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 66 percent adequate and 34 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 degree below average to 3 degrees above average across the state. Precipitation averaged 4.38 inches statewide. All districts reported 3.95 inches of precipitation or more. Howard and Scott counties reported 8.18 inches and 8.05 inches, respectively.

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 June 2, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.0 1.3 0.3 1.3 2.9 3.9 4.4
Last Year 6.5 6.5 6.4 6.4 6.0 7.0 6.1 5.3 6.7 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
Adequate 36 54 26 14 24 19 45 54 76 32
Surplus 64 46 74 86 76 81 55 46 20 68
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 3 9 4 5 0 0 1 4 0 0
Adequate 70 73 46 67 71 62 74 75 99 87
Surplus 27 18 50 28 29 38 25 21 1 13
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 84 93 82 61 78 83 85 78 96 99
Last Year 100                  
Normal 88                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 86 96 82 69 87 81 84 58 97 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 88                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 72 86 57 57 67 75 54 40 78 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 83                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 36 61 30 17 14 13 27 9 73 60
Last Year 87 97 90 90 80 91 88 67 82 80
Normal 55                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 21 34 21 13 9 6 11 2 48 36
Last Year 65 78 65 70 59 70 69 38 68 59
Normal 34                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 39 49 38 10 19 35 6 2 82 84
Last Year 88 81 92 91 71 83 65 99 100 99
Normal 54                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 29 6 7 7 4 3 16 8 79 75
Last Year 98 94 90 99 99 92 99 100 99 100
Normal 53                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 34 15 31 18 34 24 34 88 76 98
Last Year 94 86 87 92 100 96 99 100 100 100
Normal 56                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 18 7 4 3 21 9 15 45 32 61
Last Year 67 58 48 42 64 71 81 85 71 93
Normal 32                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 2 2 1 5 1 1 0 2
Poor 6 4 6 12 6 6 6 1 0 5
Fair 42 40 54 46 46 34 21 71 88 39
Good 44 49 35 33 40 51 71 19 10 45
Excellent 6 7 3 7 7 4 1 8 2 9
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 2 5 1 1 0 0 0 1
Poor 5 4 5 6 7 2 2 1 0 6
Fair 31 34 43 29 38 30 14 26 44 33
Good 51 55 42 44 48 56 77 49 56 49
Excellent 12 7 8 16 6 11 7 24 0 11
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 13 29 3 17 9 15 8 3 34 0
Short 22 33 13 25 23 16 36 22 19 1
Adequate 63 37 84 51 68 61 56 75 47 99
Surplus 2 1 0 7 0 8 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adequate 66 77 54 59 58 57 61 73 100 39
Surplus 34 21 46 41 42 43 39 27 0 61
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 3 6 5 15 2 2 0 3 1 0
Fair 28 38 29 33 35 12 34 27 18 11
Good 56 45 51 43 47 73 50 57 75 74
Excellent 12 11 15 4 16 13 16 12 6 15
Average Precipitation 4.38 4.39 4.58 4.74 4.34 4.46 4.28 3.95 4.32 4.34