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Week Ending July 7, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Planting nears completion from another dry week across the State. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 2 percent very short, 21 percent short, 75 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus. Topsoil rated short and very short increased 15 points last week.  Subsoil moisture supply was 13 percent short, 84 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 15 percent complete, 20 days behind last year and 10 day behind normal (5-year average). Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.  Soybean planting was 98 percent complete, 18 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal. The southwest district is 81 percent planted and 51 percent emerged. Soybeans were 90 percent emerged, 16 days behind last year but the same as normal.  Soybean blooming was 2 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal.  Soybean condition was 2 very poor, 7 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring was 34 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 12 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, 32 percent good, and 27 percent excellent.  Sorghum planting was 98 percent complete, 16 days behind last year but the same as normal. Sorghum headed was 1 percent complete, 13 days behind last year and 12 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Winter wheat harvested increased 35 points to 86 percent, 21 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. All districts except the south-central and southeast increased by 36 points or more.  Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 98 percent, 31 days behind last year but 3 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 43 percent, 25 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal.  Other hay cut was 78 percent, 28 days behind last year, and 1 day behind normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 63 percent good, and 9 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 85 percent adequate and 6 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 1 percent short, 92 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 2 degree to 7 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 0.22 of an inch statewide. The east-central district reported 0.67 of an inch. St. Charles County reported 2.51 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 July 7, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.3 6.6 6.4 6.8 6.7 6.5 4.7 6.9 6.6 5.4
Last Year 6.7 6.9 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.7 4.7 7.0 6.8 6.4
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 2 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 1 2
Short 21 23 8 19 33 20 9 37 20 24
Adequate 75 70 92 78 62 71 91 55 79 71
Surplus 2 6 0 2 5 0 0 8 0 3
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Short 13 16 6 11 11 23 6 30 12 5
Adequate 84 77 93 85 83 75 94 70 86 92
Surplus 3 7 1 4 6 2 0 0 0 3
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 15 4 2 0 1 4 16 10 11 62
Last Year 72 55 59 65 89 79 74 97 75 94
Normal 42                  
Soybeans Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 90 98 95 97 82 89 81 51 96 88
Last Year 99                  
Normal 90                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 2 4 2 2 1 0 4 0 0 2
Last Year 27 29 29 29 38 22 14 15 39 26
Normal 12                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
Last Year 16 14 2 0 18 23 22 30 0 19
Normal 6                  
Winter Wheat Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 86 48 68 61 81 86 71 97 95 96
Last Year 100                  
Normal 89                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 43 12 22 44 62 57 31 91 74 95
Last Year 93 93 86 83 100 95 92 100 100 100
Normal 55                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 78 80 55 59 80 80 81 95 88 91
Last Year 96 97 97 92 96 92 100 100 98 100
Normal 79                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 6 2 3 6 0 0 0 2
Poor 8 8 9 12 7 9 2 1 3 5
Fair 31 33 38 34 30 23 19 70 51 25
Good 49 43 40 47 50 59 70 26 42 53
Excellent 10 16 7 5 10 3 9 3 4 15
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 2 2 4 2 1 5 0 0 0 1
Poor 7 8 8 7 8 8 1 0 1 6
Fair 35 34 26 41 24 37 28 93 63 35
Good 49 43 55 45 58 48 68 7 36 51
Excellent 7 13 7 5 9 2 3 0 0 7
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 3 0 0 2 1 0 0 0
Poor 3 5 8 4 3 8 5 0 5 0
Fair 39 40 46 33 39 21 46 35 77 39
Good 55 54 43 58 58 60 47 65 16 60
Excellent 2 1 0 5 0 9 1 0 2 1
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1 0
Short 8 8 9 14 6 0 7 5 20 1
Adequate 85 84 88 69 89 91 92 93 73 97
Surplus 6 8 3 14 4 9 1 1 6 2
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 1 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 6 0
Adequate 92 87 84 70 94 97 95 100 94 97
Surplus 7 11 16 29 6 3 3 0 0 3
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 2 2 3 11 5 0 0 4 2 0
Fair 25 19 23 26 34 19 36 33 25 6
Good 63 59 68 49 40 71 52 61 73 82
Excellent 9 20 6 9 20 10 12 1 0 12
Average Precipitation 0.22 0.18 0.12 0.06 0.17 0.11 0.67 0.17 0.17 0.50