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Week Ending July 21, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Scattered showers provided some much needed rainfall across parts of the southern half of the state while the northern half remained mostly dry.  All crop conditions declined except for cotton.   There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 12 percent very short, 48 percent short and 40 percent adequate. The northwest district is rated 81 percent short and very short.  Subsoil moisture supply was 6 percent very short, 37 percent short, 56 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil rated short and very short increased 10 points last week.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked increased 29 points to 59 percent complete, 19 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal (5-year average). Ten percent of corn was in the dough stage, 18 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.  Soybeans blooming were 23 percent complete, 16 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Soybeans setting pods was 2 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal.  Soybean condition was 4 very poor, 12 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  Cotton squaring was 77 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal. Cotton setting bolls was 33 percent complete, 3 days ahead of last year but 4 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 5 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Rice headed was 3 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal.  Rice condition was 3 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 24 percent excellent.  Sorghum headed was 14 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 84 percent, 21 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal.  Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 5 percent, 29 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal.   Other hay cut was 91 percent, 27 days behind last year, but 1 day ahead of normal. 

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 1 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 7 percent short, 86 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 6 percent short, 91 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were average to 4 degrees above average across the state. Precipitation averaged 0.47 of an inch statewide.  The south-central district reported 1.01 inches. Laclede County reported 3.52 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 21, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.6 6.6 6.7 6.8 6.7 6.5 5.3 6.3 6.3 6.9
Last Year 6.9 7.0 6.9 7.0 7.0 6.8 6.1 7.0 7.0 6.8
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 12 17 23 24 11 9 0 6 4 6
Short 48 64 49 43 55 51 19 62 49 29
Adequate 40 19 28 33 34 40 81 32 47 63
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 6 7 18 4 2 3 0 8 5 0
Short 37 49 29 28 55 41 10 62 38 14
Adequate 56 44 53 65 43 56 90 30 57 82
Surplus 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 4
Corn Silked and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 59 67 48 35 35 64 41 78 60 93
Last Year 94 93 88 91 97 98 93 100 92 100
Normal 75                  
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 10 7 2 1 2 1 6 9 10 46
Last Year 58 51 45 47 73 62 45 94 49 77
Normal 24                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 23 33 26 25 15 20 21 0 0 26
Last Year 58 72 70 65 55 53 48 39 77 49
Normal 38                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 14 6 6 2 1 2 1 12 11 28
Last Year 45 67 12 46 57 40 35 83 69 44
Normal 24                  
Alfalfa Hay 2nd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 84 73 88 75 95 98 70 99 94 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 82                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 91 94 86 85 93 93 88 98 96 100
Last Year 100                  
Normal 90                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 5 3 9 6 6 8 0 5 1 2
Poor 14 20 17 15 8 19 2 23 5 7
Fair 35 34 37 37 50 40 26 58 46 16
Good 38 31 31 38 35 32 60 14 44 54
Excellent 8 12 6 4 1 1 12 0 4 21
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 4 7 5 4 5 4 0 6 0 2
Poor 12 17 18 11 9 12 1 10 9 7
Fair 38 35 32 47 42 38 35 78 54 29
Good 41 31 42 35 40 46 61 5 37 54
Excellent 5 10 3 3 4 0 3 1 0 8
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 1 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Poor 6 22 9 8 4 12 6 3 3 0
Fair 42 23 43 43 68 31 48 73 76 34
Good 50 53 44 40 27 55 45 24 21 65
Excellent 1 1 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 1
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 1 4 4 1 0 2 2 0
Poor 10 11 15 17 16 5 3 12 8 0
Fair 39 19 35 40 55 30 32 68 41 20
Good 46 56 46 34 23 63 56 18 49 72
Excellent 4 14 3 5 2 1 9 0 0 8
Average Precipitation 0.47 0.06 0.07 0.11 0.34 0.57 0.72 0.85 1.01 0.20