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Week Ending August 18, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Unseasonably cool temperatures continue across the state for the fourth straight week.  Crop losses along the Gasconade River were reported due to recent flooding.  There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. The southeast district reported 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork.  Topsoil moisture supply was 15 percent very short, 26 percent short, 52 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus. The north-central, northeast, and northwest districts were rated 87 percent, 79 percent, and 73 percent short and very short. Subsoil moisture supply was 10 percent very short, 27 percent short, 59 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Seventy-five percent of corn was in the dough stage, 22 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal (5-year average). Corn dented was 34 percent complete, 28 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal.  Corn mature was 2 percent, 24 days behind last year and 22 days behind normal.  Corn in the southeast district was 13 percent mature. Corn condition was 6 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.  Soybeans blooming were 82 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Soybeans setting pods was 49 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal.  Soybean condition was 5 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.  Cotton setting bolls was 87 percent complete, 3 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 8 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice headed was 67 percent complete, 11 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal.  Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 23 percent excellent.  Sorghum headed was 73 percent complete, 9 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal.  Fourteen percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond, 17 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 61 percent, 13 days behind last year but the same as normal.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 12 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 6 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 14 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 85 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 6 to 10 degrees below average across the state.  Precipitation averaged 0.35 of an inch statewide.  The southeast district reported 0.73 inches. Schuyler County reported 2.00 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 18, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.6 5.8 6.9 6.6 5.7 6.1 6.2 4.6 5.8 3.5
Last Year 6.9 6.9 7.0 6.9 7.0 6.8 6.3 7.0 6.8 6.9
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 15 31 30 51 0 10 10 0 0 0
Short 26 42 57 28 10 33 40 0 0 0
Adequate 52 27 13 21 84 55 50 67 93 73
Surplus 7 0 0 0 6 2 0 33 7 27
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 10 27 17 27 0 9 0 0 0 0
Short 27 43 57 48 10 35 32 0 0 0
Adequate 59 30 26 25 84 54 68 94 89 88
Surplus 4 0 0 0 6 2 0 6 11 12
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 75 81 58 52 74 79 67 89 76 98
Last Year 96 90 94 98 95 100 97 100 100 100
Normal 80                  
Corn Dented, Percent                    
This Year 34 40 23 16 15 21 26 22 43 80
Last Year 84 79 67 80 84 96 82 100 100 92
Normal 53                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 82 92 84 90 70 90 80 52 83 79
Last Year 95 100 96 98 91 99 97 99 100 89
Normal 87                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 49 59 54 59 27 50 32 21 51 47
Last Year 74 91 70 81 43 86 71 80 88 65
Normal 60                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 73 79 78 53 63 68 60 53 68 95
Last Year 87 80 79 96 86 87 72 100 100 90
Normal 78                  
Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 14 10 2 4 6 6 1 1 20 33
Last Year 37 42 10 54 32 25 7 63 88 50
Normal 29                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 61 60 30 67 48 68 42 90 65 95
Last Year 62 66 34 66 93 72 87 64 72 98
Normal 61                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 6 5 8 7 5 13 2 3 3 1
Poor 14 17 25 18 11 16 2 12 4 4
Fair 33 32 38 50 46 29 26 27 22 12
Good 39 34 27 24 33 40 66 56 67 61
Excellent 8 12 2 1 5 2 4 2 4 22
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 5 4 9 5 4 5 0 2 0 2
Poor 11 10 16 20 7 14 2 5 0 7
Fair 35 42 40 44 33 34 21 61 31 22
Good 42 33 34 28 48 46 73 27 69 57
Excellent 7 11 1 3 8 1 4 5 0 12
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 2 1 3 4 0 6 1 0 0 0
Poor 6 8 10 31 2 5 3 1 0 0
Fair 37 54 47 39 55 40 24 3 67 31
Good 51 36 39 21 42 47 68 89 27 63
Excellent 4 1 1 5 1 2 4 7 6 6
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Short 6 14 1 6 6 3 0 2 12 0
Adequate 80 81 90 73 84 84 62 77 74 94
Surplus 14 5 9 20 10 11 38 21 14 6
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 7 21 8 12 3 7 10 0 0 0
Adequate 85 72 78 79 96 93 90 84 86 98
Surplus 7 2 13 9 1 0 0 16 14 2
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 2 4 13 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 8 20 17 34 4 5 1 6 0 0
Fair 35 41 51 39 47 43 38 8 17 6
Good 43 33 19 19 39 46 61 65 49 57
Excellent 12 2 0 3 10 6 0 21 34 37
Average Precipitation 0.35 0.50 0.42 0.16 0.27 0.25 0.43 0.43 0.13 0.73