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Week Ending June 23, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Farmers took advantage of mostly dry weather to catch up planting progress to the normal pace. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 3 percent short, 75 percent adequate and 22 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 4 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 13 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 97 percent, 32 days behind last year, but same as the 5 year average (normal).    

Field Crops Report

Corn emerged was 97 percent complete, 28 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal. Corn condition was 3 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.  Soybean planting was 84 percent complete, 24 days behind last year but the same as normal. Soybeans were 67 percent emerged, 20 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Soybean condition was 2 very poor, 8 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring was 7 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 7 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Rice condition was 3 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 24 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting was 92 percent complete, 16 days behind last year but 5 days ahead of normal. Sorghum condition was 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Winter wheat turning color was 96 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal.  Winter wheat harvested increased 17 points to 23 percent, 24 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. The southeast district was 55 percent harvested.  Winter wheat condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 14 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 87 percent, 27 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 13 percent, 23 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal.  Other hay cut was 58 percent, 27 days behind last year, and 2 days behind normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 13 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 4 percent very short, 15 percent short, 77 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 77 percent adequate and 23 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were average to 4 degrees above average across the state. Precipitation averaged 0.71 of an inch statewide. The southeast district reported 1.64 inches. Dallas and Cape Girardeau Counties reported 4.98 and 4.80 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 23, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.6 5.2 4.7 5.1 3.8 4.5 3.1 5.4 5.4 4.0
Last Year 6.2 5.3 6.3 6.5 5.9 6.5 6.0 5.5 7.0 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Short 3 3 1 2 2 5 0 0 4 12
Adequate 75 73 61 78 77 76 84 89 85 65
Surplus 22 24 38 20 21 19 16 11 11 21
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 4 3 2 10 2 6 1 5 2 3
Adequate 83 78 68 78 87 77 93 93 98 89
Surplus 13 19 30 11 11 17 6 2 0 8
Ground Worked Spring Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 97 98 97 98 93 97 100 92 99 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 97                  
Corn Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 97 99 90 96 95 96 95 100 97 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 96                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 84 92 87 91 72 90 82 34 95 82
Last Year 100                  
Normal 84                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 67 80 68 67 51 58 66 16 90 72
Last Year 92 95 95 97 91 92 86 78 92 87
Normal 74                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 92 86 90 95 64 92 87 90 93 100
Last Year 99                  
Normal 85                  
Winter Wheat Turning Color, Percent                    
This Year 96 84 84 94 100 88 100 99 100 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 98                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 23 0 2 2 3 1 17 18 19 55
Last Year 96 84 89 91 98 89 98 96 100 100
Normal 50                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 87 84 73 85 97 79 97 100 96 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 85                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 13 1 1 3 4 16 9 64 21 44
Last Year 69 57 50 64 94 78 76 87 89 100
Normal 26                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 58 55 28 31 55 57 67 88 77 81
Last Year 90 86 85 84 89 88 99 98 93 99
Normal 61                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 3 1 6 2 4 7 0 0 0 2
Poor 9 11 8 14 11 8 6 1 3 5
Fair 34 34 39 43 37 20 19 71 49 23
Good 45 45 41 34 38 61 62 25 44 53
Excellent 9 9 6 7 10 4 13 3 4 17
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 3 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 0
Poor 8 13 6 10 11 8 2 0 0 4
Fair 35 41 25 41 33 32 15 27 64 38
Good 49 37 53 41 45 50 82 73 36 57
Excellent 6 6 13 6 9 5 1 0 0 1
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Poor 3 4 6 8 3 7 0 0 5 0
Fair 47 48 48 76 61 42 23 8 81 39
Good 47 46 43 16 36 41 75 92 12 60
Excellent 2 2 0 0 0 8 2 0 2 1
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 2 4 2 3 3 2 0 1 0 1
Poor 7 11 11 14 12 1 4 1 7 5
Fair 29 36 35 53 42 33 13 32 46 16
Good 48 42 42 24 40 51 76 63 47 50
Excellent 14 7 10 6 3 13 7 3 0 28
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 4 6 1 7 7 2 2 1 4 0
Short 15 25 9 18 16 9 22 5 24 1
Adequate 77 64 90 63 76 79 76 94 67 99
Surplus 4 5 0 12 1 10 0 0 5 0
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0
Adequate 77 79 64 70 68 66 77 83 99 90
Surplus 23 20 36 29 32 34 23 17 0 10
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 2 1 1 13 3 0 0 3 1 0
Fair 23 19 19 30 31 14 36 31 20 7
Good 61 61 60 44 46 65 51 63 77 73
Excellent 13 19 20 9 19 21 13 2 2 20
Average Precipitation 0.71 0.10 0.41 0.06 0.50 0.89 0.98 0.62 1.13 1.64