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Week Ending August 25, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Normal temperatures returned across the state.  Crop conditions in some areas continued to decline due to the dry conditions and warmer temperatures.  There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 19 percent very short, 38 percent short, 42 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.  Topsoil rated adequate and surplus declined 16 points last week. The northern 3 districts were rated 85 percent or more short and very short. Subsoil moisture supply was 15 percent very short, 28 percent short, 56 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.

Field Crops Report

Eighty-five percent of corn was in the dough stage, 22 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal (5-year average). Corn dented was 49 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal.  Corn mature was 6 percent, 29 days behind last year and 17 days behind normal. Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.  Soybeans blooming were 90 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Soybeans setting pods was 65 percent complete, 11 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Soybeans turning color were reported in the northwest, northeast, south-central and southeast districts.  Soybean condition was 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.  Cotton setting bolls was 94 percent complete, 7 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 80 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 83 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal.  Twenty-seven percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond, 13 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Sorghum mature was 1 percent, 15 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 75 percent, 11 days ahead of last year and 2 days ahead of normal.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 6 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus.  Some producers in the north-central district are feeding hay since the pastures have dried up.  Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 8 percent short, 85 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 2 degrees below average to 4 degrees above average across the state.  Precipitation averaged virtually zero inches statewide.  The southeast district reported 0.03 of an inch. Reynolds County reported 0.12 of an inch. Only 7 counties received precipitation last week. Over the past 4 weeks the northwest, north-central, and northeast districts averaged 1.93, 1.48, and 1.16 inches of precipitation.

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 25, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.8 6.9 7.0 7.0 7.0 7.0 6.7 6.2 6.7 6.4
Last Year 6.4 5.7 6.6 6.5 6.2 6.6 6.3 6.0 6.7 7.0
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 19 35 46 69 10 6 2 0 0 1
Short 38 54 44 16 28 56 55 30 20 22
Adequate 42 11 10 15 61 38 43 61 77 76
Surplus 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 3 1
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 15 36 28 47 4 10 1 0 0 0
Short 28 37 54 38 22 37 26 20 4 4
Adequate 56 27 18 15 73 53 73 75 91 95
Surplus 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 5 1
Corn Dough Stage and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 85 83 83 68 84 93 84 98 83 100
Last Year 98                  
Normal 88                  
Corn Dented, Percent                    
This Year 49 53 42 24 29 51 45 31 61 91
Last Year 92 84 87 91 94 99 92 100 100 99
Normal 68                  
Corn Mature, Percent                    
This Year 6 0 3 0 2 1 0 4 11 31
Last Year 65 50 42 42 85 92 63 100 100 82
Normal 25                  
Soybeans Blooming and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 90 96 87 95 78 91 89 84 95 89
Last Year 99                  
Normal 93                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 65 70 62 71 46 73 69 38 71 68
Last Year 84 94 76 93 65 92 75 94 93 82
Normal 73                  
Sorghum Headed and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 83 90 92 56 67 84 62 99 86 97
Last Year 92 82 95 99 89 91 75 100 100 95
Normal 87                  
Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 27 16 13 5 3 12 6 4 46 59
Last Year 49 44 19 75 42 30 10 67 92 64
Normal 41                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 75 72 40 83 67 88 75 92 79 97
Last Year 66 78 36 67 94 73 89 67 73 98
Normal 73                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 5 4 8 8 5 7 1 1 3 1
Poor 15 16 28 24 11 13 7 10 5 4
Fair 35 38 39 49 47 33 20 52 21 11
Good 38 35 24 17 34 47 58 35 67 61
Excellent 7 7 1 2 3 0 14 2 4 23
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 5 4 11 7 3 4 0 0 0 4
Poor 14 13 23 22 8 16 5 1 1 10
Fair 36 43 41 43 33 40 21 71 31 20
Good 39 34 21 25 48 40 64 21 68 54
Excellent 6 6 4 3 8 0 10 7 0 12
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 3 4 0 7 1 0 0 0
Poor 7 11 16 31 3 5 5 0 0 1
Fair 38 52 56 39 50 49 24 3 67 30
Good 49 36 24 21 44 39 69 90 27 63
Excellent 4 1 1 5 3 0 1 7 6 6
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
Short 6 18 3 7 6 3 0 1 11 0
Adequate 82 80 86 74 83 91 82 81 72 94
Surplus 12 2 11 17 11 5 18 18 17 6
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 2 11 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
Short 8 35 12 21 4 6 6 0 1 0
Adequate 85 53 83 70 95 93 94 89 85 100
Surplus 5 1 1 6 1 0 0 11 14 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 4 13 18 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 11 25 30 41 6 4 2 6 0 0
Fair 36 52 38 32 44 49 43 23 19 10
Good 38 10 14 17 42 46 50 55 48 54
Excellent 11 0 0 2 8 1 5 16 33 36
Average Precipitation 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.03