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Week Ending June 9, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Wet soil conditions from the previous week’s heavy rains limited fieldwork.  There were 2.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 62 percent adequate and 38 percent surplus. The west-central and southeast districts were rated 62 percent and 53 percent surplus, respectively. Subsoil moisture supply was 2 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 18 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 89 percent, 32 days behind last year, and 6 days behind the 5 year average (normal).    

Field Crops Report

Corn planting was 93 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Corn emerged was 82 percent complete, 23 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.  Some corn and soybeans were replanted.  Soybean planting was 48 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal. Soybeans were 31 percent emerged, 19 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Cotton planting was 95 percent complete. Cotton squaring was just beginning.  Cotton condition was 2 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Rice was 98 percent emerged.  Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting was 51 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Winter wheat turning color advanced 32 points to 61 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 10 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 53 percent, 26 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal.  Other hay cut was 26 percent, 26 days behind last year, and 10 days behind normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 9 percent excellent. A few reports in the west-central district of army worm damage in pastures. Supply of hay and other roughages was 10 percent very short, 25 percent short, 63 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 75 percent adequate and 25 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 3 degrees to 6 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 0.59 of an inch statewide. The west-central district reported 1.50 inches. St. Clair county reported 2 .44 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 June 9, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 2.9 2.7 2.6 3.6 1.6 2.9 3.8 3.3 4.2 3.0
Last Year 6.8 6.8 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.8 6.6 7.0 6.8 6.2
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Adequate 62 68 58 59 38 66 65 67 91 47
Surplus 38 32 42 41 62 34 34 33 9 53
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 2 6 4 8 0 0 1 5 0 0
Adequate 80 81 73 80 80 72 76 71 100 84
Surplus 18 13 23 12 20 28 23 24 0 16
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 89 93 86 79 80 90 90 79 97 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 92                  
Corn Planted, Percent                    
This Year 93 98 90 90 88 93 90 61 98 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 97                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 82 94 69 73 81 75 74 57 92 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 90                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 48 73 47 38 21 31 42 12 79 63
Last Year 92 99 94 94 89 93 89 69 87 90
Normal 67                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 31 52 29 17 14 9 20 5 63 49
Last Year 74 84 77 78 66 79 72 40 72 70
Normal 49                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 51 54 69 32 20 54 11 6 93 85
Last Year 93 93 96 97 84 93 71 100 100 100
Normal 68                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 61 15 11 32 26 30 41 74 97 97
Last Year 100                  
Normal 75                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 53 32 35 37 38 45 56 93 93 100
Last Year 99                  
Normal 70                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 26 11 7 9 21 15 27 64 40 67
Last Year 78 74 71 64 76 79 89 89 77 94
Normal 44                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 2 3 3 6 1 1 2 2
Poor 9 8 7 19 11 7 6 1 4 5
Fair 42 44 53 49 40 34 21 90 50 32
Good 41 39 33 26 38 49 71 6 43 51
Excellent 6 8 5 3 8 4 1 2 1 10
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 7 2 1 3 1 0 1 0 1
Poor 5 13 6 4 11 2 2 1 8 6
Fair 32 39 44 31 42 26 14 34 46 30
Good 52 37 39 49 40 60 77 61 46 48
Excellent 10 4 9 15 4 11 7 3 0 15
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 10 12 3 20 14 9 3 2 23 0
Short 25 27 9 26 25 21 33 19 42 1
Adequate 63 60 88 50 61 60 64 79 35 99
Surplus 2 1 0 4 0 10 0 0 0 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Adequate 75 80 77 61 63 69 62 72 100 88
Surplus 25 18 23 38 37 31 38 28 0 12
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 1 1 0
Poor 3 3 4 12 3 0 0 3 2 0
Fair 25 33 30 32 33 12 28 31 19 11
Good 62 59 57 47 49 78 48 60 75 74
Excellent 9 5 9 5 15 10 24 5 3 15
Average Precipitation 0.59 1.27 0.27 0.12 1.50 0.34 0.13 0.85 0.40 0.80