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Week Ending August 11, 2013

Agricultural Summary

A week of heavy rains fell across the southern half of the State. The south-central district and the southern part of the central district experienced flash flooding along creeks and rivers flooding crops in low lying areas.  Areas north of the Missouri River had a few scattered showers with most areas receiving little to no precipitation.  There were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork. The northern three districts had over 6 days suitable for fieldwork while the southern 3 districts had 1 day or less suitable for fieldwork.  Topsoil moisture supply was 10 percent very short, 25 percent short, 46 percent adequate and 19 percent surplus. The southwest and southeast were rated 58 percent and 55 percent surplus.  The north-central, northwest, and northeast districts were rated 78 percent, 73 percent, and 69 percent short and very short.  Subsoil moisture supply was 7 percent very short, 24 percent short, 60 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Corn silked was 95 percent complete, 20 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal (5-year average). Sixty percent of corn was in the dough stage, 20 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Corn dented was 19 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal.  Corn is starting to mature in the southeast and south-central districts.  Corn condition was 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.  Soybeans blooming were 74 percent complete, 13 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Soybeans setting pods was 35 percent complete, 9 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal.  Soybean condition was 4 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.  Cotton setting bolls was 72 percent complete, 1 day behind last year and 12 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 8 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice headed was 52 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 1 day behind normal.  Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 23 percent excellent.  Sorghum headed was 62 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal.  Nine percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond, 17 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 45 percent, 13 days behind last year and 1 day behind normal.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 6 percent short, 81 percent adequate and 13 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 5 percent short, 76 percent adequate and 19 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were average to 4 degrees below average across the state.  Precipitation averaged 2.60 inches statewide.  The south-central district reported 5.67 inches. Pulaski County reported 15.80 inches followed by Camden County at 10.84 inches and Texas County at 10.39 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 11, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 3.7 6.2 6.7 7.0 2.0 2.9 4.5 0.7 1.0 0.3
Last Year 6.8 6.8 7.0 6.9 6.6 6.8 5.6 7.0 7.0 6.9
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 10 22 28 29 0 2 1 0 0 0
Short 25 51 50 40 8 18 35 0 1 0
Adequate 46 27 22 31 63 70 51 42 65 45
Surplus 19 0 0 0 29 10 13 58 34 55
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 7 20 15 19 0 3 0 0 0 0
Short 24 51 46 38 9 20 21 1 1 0
Adequate 60 29 39 43 73 71 67 74 80 86
Surplus 9 0 0 0 18 6 12 25 19 14
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 60 55 47 44 60 52 59 75 67 93
Last Year 93 86 89 94 91 98 95 100 100 99
Normal 70                  
Corn Dented, Percent                    
This Year 19 11 13 5 6 13 13 4 25 65
Last Year 73 71 62 63 78 86 76 100 91 82
Normal 37                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 74 84 70 85 67 72 76 24 82 67
Last Year 91 96 95 97 87 98 92 98 95 83
Normal 80                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 35 47 35 42 19 35 31 5 33 31
Last Year 58 76 58 63 23 66 61 57 66 51
Normal 45                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 62 52 64 16 56 51 54 35 57 92
Last Year 76 70 36 89 81 78 58 100 98 83
Normal 66                  
Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 9 1 2 1 1 2 1 0 11 22
Last Year 25 41 7 26 27 18 3 56 64 36
Normal 19                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 45 36 11 57 46 47 41 78 35 51
Last Year 58 53 29 66 92 70 79 56 65 97
Normal 47                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 4 4 6 8 6 5 1 0 1 1
Poor 11 13 16 17 11 12 1 0 1 4
Fair 28 27 39 34 43 29 16 20 18 11
Good 47 40 37 38 33 51 72 79 74 61
Excellent 10 16 2 3 7 3 10 1 6 23
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 4 5 6 7 5 2 0 0 0 2
Poor 10 11 12 18 9 11 0 0 0 7
Fair 32 39 33 34 28 35 10 95 27 25
Good 46 33 43 37 48 50 81 5 73 55
Excellent 8 12 6 4 10 2 9 0 0 11
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 1 0 3 4 0 2 0 0 0 0
Poor 5 4 9 26 7 6 0 0 0 0
Fair 33 54 44 34 40 35 9 2 66 30
Good 57 39 43 31 51 53 88 98 28 66
Excellent 4 3 1 5 2 4 3 0 6 4
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 6 15 2 8 8 0 0 1 13 0
Adequate 81 82 90 70 85 88 70 79 73 95
Surplus 13 2 8 19 7 12 30 20 14 5
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 5 16 8 5 2 5 8 0 0 0
Adequate 76 79 76 85 73 91 91 56 65 47
Surplus 19 2 15 9 25 4 1 44 35 53
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 11 6 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 7 11 16 24 6 4 4 5 1 0
Fair 31 40 34 41 51 29 38 27 16 6
Good 48 45 39 26 35 61 47 51 51 57
Excellent 12 3 0 3 8 6 11 17 32 37
Average Precipitation 2.60 0.24 0.16 0.13 3.28 4.43 1.32 3.04 5.67 3.38