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Week Ending June 30, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Crop conditions improved with continued warm weather and scattered showers. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 8 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus. The east-central and the southeast districts were rated 20 percent and 19 percent surplus, respectively.  Subsoil moisture supply was 5 percent short, 87 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 7 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 10 day behind normal (5-year average). Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.  Soybean planting was 93 percent complete, 20 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal. The southwest district increased 26 points to 60 percent complete. Soybeans were 80 percent emerged, 16 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal.  Soybean blooming was 1 percent complete.  Soybean condition was 2 very poor, 6 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring was 21 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 5 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 57 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 94 percent complete, 20 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal. Sorghum headed was reported in the north-central and northeast districts. Sorghum condition was 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Winter wheat harvested advanced 28 points to 51 percent, 23 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 16 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 94 percent, 28 days behind last year but 3 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 23 percent, 25 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal.  Other hay cut was 70 percent, 26 days behind last year, but same as normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 15 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 2 percent very short, 12 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 1 percent short, 88 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 degree to 4 degrees above average across the state. Precipitation averaged 0.71 of an inch statewide. The northeast district reported 1.18 inches. St. Louis County reported 3.40 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 30, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.2 5.8 5.8 4.6 6.7 5.4 5.0
Last Year 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.5 7.0 7.0 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Short 8 6 2 4 13 15 0 4 10 10
Adequate 82 85 91 88 79 79 80 88 80 71
Surplus 10 9 7 8 8 5 20 8 10 19
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 5 4 4 9 2 10 1 5 7 3
Adequate 87 89 77 84 87 76 95 92 93 94
Surplus 8 7 19 7 11 14 4 3 0 3
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 7 0 0 0 0 1 6 1 3 39
Last Year 53 32 32 38 75 66 58 87 57 82
Normal 23                  
Soybeans Planted, Percent                    
This Year 93 98 97 97 89 96 88 60 97 91
Last Year 100                  
Normal 91                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 80 91 82 89 67 76 67 38 95 81
Last Year 96 99 99 100 95 94 88 90 93 92
Normal 82                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Last Year 10 10 9 12 13 4 12 1 0 10
Normal 4                  
Sorghum Planted, Percent                    
This Year 94 95 92 98 79 96 87 90 93 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 93                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 51 12 12 12 39 28 31 58 77 86
Last Year 99                  
Normal 72                  
Alfalfa Hay 1st Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 94 93 90 92 99 90 97 100 96 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 91                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 23 4 7 21 18 19 17 82 41 57
Last Year 84 80 62 78 98 90 87 98 98 100
Normal 40                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 70 70 47 41 68 72 70 89 85 86
Last Year 94 93 93 89 93 91 100 99 97 100
Normal 70                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 6 2 3 6 0 0 0 2
Poor 7 8 7 11 6 8 2 1 3 5
Fair 32 33 43 40 34 21 21 45 53 24
Good 49 43 39 40 47 62 66 48 40 54
Excellent 10 15 5 7 10 3 11 6 4 15
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 3 3 2 1 4 0 0 0 0
Poor 6 8 5 8 8 7 1 2 0 4
Fair 33 37 24 40 30 31 27 26 64 39
Good 53 44 57 45 53 55 71 71 36 53
Excellent 6 8 11 5 8 3 1 1 0 4
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Poor 3 5 5 4 2 7 0 0 5 0
Fair 47 50 50 69 56 45 34 31 81 39
Good 47 43 42 22 42 38 65 69 12 60
Excellent 2 2 0 5 0 8 1 0 2 1
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 1
Poor 5 3 11 12 10 1 4 4 8 4
Fair 25 34 38 49 35 30 18 25 14 11
Good 53 54 40 28 46 58 72 57 78 53
Excellent 16 9 9 8 8 9 6 14 0 31
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 2 4 0 5 5 0 0 2 4 0
Short 12 18 6 15 13 7 7 5 24 0
Adequate 82 71 94 67 80 84 92 93 68 98
Surplus 4 7 0 13 2 9 1 0 4 2
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 0
Adequate 88 87 69 68 84 93 84 99 97 97
Surplus 11 12 31 31 16 6 16 1 0 3
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 2 1 1 11 3 0 0 3 1 0
Fair 21 17 24 26 28 10 30 23 25 6
Good 61 61 47 49 46 73 53 64 72 80
Excellent 15 21 28 9 22 17 17 9 2 14
Average Precipitation 0.71 0.62 0.93 1.18 0.61 0.72 1.11 0.23 0.52 0.43