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Week Ending August 4, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Cool temperatures with heavy rainfall in the southwest part of the state and widespread showers across the rest of the state improved crop conditions. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork. The southwest district had 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 10 percent very short, 27 percent short, 54 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was 6 percent very short, 28 percent short, 62 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 89 percent complete, 19 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal (5-year average). Forty-two percent of corn was in the dough stage, 20 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal. Corn dented was 10 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Soybeans blooming were 53 percent complete, 16 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Soybeans setting pods was 16 percent complete, 13 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Soybean condition was 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Cotton setting bolls was 61 percent complete, 3 days ahead of last year but 9 days behind normal. Cotton condition was 5 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Rice headed was 33 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Rice condition was 3 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 29 percent excellent. Sorghum headed was 43 percent complete, 16 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. One percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond, 28 days behind last year and 20 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting was 96 percent, 22 days behind last year but 6 days ahead of normal. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 26 percent, 20 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Other hay cut was 95 percent, 30 days behind last year, but 3 days ahead of normal. ;

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were 5 percent short, 85 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus.

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 3 to 8 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 1.92 inches statewide. The southwest district reported 5.10 inches. Wright County reported 10.26 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 August 4, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 4.6 5.0 5.3 6.2 3.7 4.8 5.7 2.2 4.3 3.9
Last Year 6.6 7.0 7.0 6.9 7.0 6.8 5.4 6.6 6.7 5.6
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 10 27 19 25 0 11 3 0 0 0
Short 27 43 52 40 14 33 37 0 8 13
Adequate 54 29 29 34 71 54 60 57 77 80
Surplus 9 1 0 1 15 2 0 43 15 7
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 6 21 10 16 0 8 0 0 0 0
Short 28 51 47 31 27 35 24 1 8 12
Adequate 62 27 43 52 64 57 76 87 80 86
Surplus 4 1 0 1 9 0 0 12 12 2
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 42 44 31 23 27 40 33 37 62 86
Last Year 86 78 77 87 85 94 91 100 100 95
Normal 57                  
Corn Dented, Percent                    
This Year 10 2 4 1 1 1 4 2 15 48
Last Year 62 61 47 52 67 74 60 98 57 70
Normal 23                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 53 64 53 67 38 53 37 16 71 55
Last Year 83 92 91 94 78 92 81 92 85 67
Normal 69                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 16 23 15 16 9 13 10 1 23 21
Last Year 40 60 42 41 9 45 51 53 20 31
Normal 30                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 43 43 39 8 23 49 16 32 38 70
Last Year 66 69 29 81 70 66 56 98 95 68
Normal 52                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 26 2 4 31 21 37 27 72 30 51
Last Year 49 41 16 61 89 65 76 51 37 95
Normal 34                  
Other Hay Cut, Percent                    
This Year 95 98 92 94 94 94 97 98 98 100
Last Year 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100 100
Normal 95                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 5 6 7 6 5 12 0 3 1 1
Poor 15 19 22 18 12 20 2 10 6 6
Fair 30 35 37 35 47 27 19 26 26 11
Good 43 30 32 37 33 39 70 60 64 61
Excellent 7 10 2 4 3 2 9 1 3 21
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 4 5 6 6 5 5 0 2 0 2
Poor 11 14 12 16 7 15 0 4 4 7
Fair 34 40 41 38 34 30 25 77 28 21
Good 44 33 34 36 50 49 71 14 68 56
Excellent 7 8 7 4 4 1 4 3 0 14
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Poor 6 2 10 24 4 13 0 2 2 0
Fair 36 38 50 37 54 28 38 11 67 30
Good 54 54 36 30 41 51 59 86 25 67
Excellent 3 6 1 5 1 6 3 1 6 3
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 1 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
Short 5 10 2 9 7 0 0 2 11 0
Adequate 83 86 88 69 82 89 71 85 81 96
Surplus 11 3 10 18 9 11 29 13 8 4
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 5 18 5 6 2 6 13 0 1 0
Adequate 85 74 93 83 80 94 87 80 81 99
Surplus 10 5 2 11 18 0 0 20 18 1
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 10 4 2 0 0 1 0 0
Poor 8 11 17 23 9 7 4 7 1 0
Fair 36 44 44 41 54 29 36 25 31 8
Good 49 40 29 28 29 63 53 59 60 85
Excellent 5 4 0 4 6 1 7 8 8 7
Average Precipitation                    
  1.92 1.19 0.90 0.87 2.26 2.22 0.91 5.10 2.89 0.99