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Week Ending September 8, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Another week of little precipitation and above average temperatures continues to stress crops.  There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 41 percent very short, 40 percent short and 19 percent adequate.  The north-central and northeast districts are rated 98 short and very short. Subsoil moisture supply was 32 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 31 percent adequate.  Subsoil rated short and very short increased 14 points from last week.  The northeast district is rated 99 percent short and very short.

Field Crops Report

Ninety-seven percent of corn was in the dough stage, 16 days behind last year but same as normal (5-year average). Corn dented was 83 percent complete, 22 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal.  Corn mature was 26 percent, 32 days behind last year and 13 days behind normal. Corn harvested was 3 percent complete, 38 days behind last year and 24 days behind normal. Corn condition was 8 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.  Soybeans setting pods was 92 percent complete, 8 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal. Soybeans turning color was 11 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Soybeans dropping leaves was 3 percent complete, 13 days behind last year and 6 days behind normal.  Soybean condition was 10 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 31 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  Cotton opening bolls was 5 percent complete, 30 days behind last year and 23 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 3 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice headed was 97 percent complete, 12 days behind last year but 4 days ahead of normal.  Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 23 percent excellent.  Sorghum headed was 96 percent complete, 6 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal.  Sixty-one percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond, 6 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal. Sorghum mature was 7 percent, 18 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 3 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 93 percent, 14 days ahead of normal.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions declined to 10 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 23 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 79 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus.  Some producers are starting to feed hay.  Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 18 percent short, 78 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were average to 4 degrees above average across the state.  Precipitation averaged 0.15 of an inch statewide.  The west central district reported 0.38 of an inch. Johnson County reported 2.07 inches. Over the past 4 weeks the state has averaged a total of 0.66 of an inch 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 September 8, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.8 6.8 7.0 7.0 6.6 6.6 6.7 7.0 7.0 7.0
Last Year 4.8 6.3 5.6 5.7 4.5 4.6 3.2 4.9 4.7 3.2
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 41 52 71 75 21 52 26 32 8 18
Short 40 38 27 23 62 31 61 41 51 33
Adequate 19 10 2 2 17 17 13 27 39 47
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 32 47 51 76 18 50 7 9 4 2
Short 37 35 42 23 47 25 67 40 43 21
Adequate 31 18 7 1 35 25 26 51 52 77
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Corn Dented, Percent                    
This Year 83 84 82 72 70 94 77 76 83 99
Last Year 100                  
Normal 88                  
Corn Mature, Percent                    
This Year 26 10 27 17 9 7 37 7 54 82
Last Year 90 92 72 80 99 98 93 100 100 97
Normal 51                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 3 0 3 1 0 0 2 1 10 16
Last Year 52 22 33 38 91 70 59 91 80 77
Normal 18                  
Soybeans Setting Pods and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 92 91 96 95 90 94 85 98 99 88
Last Year 97 99 97 99 94 99 89 100 100 95
Normal 91                  
Soybeans Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 11 16 12 19 8 9 6 1 10 8
Last Year 40 45 37 56 38 49 35 24 39 28
Normal 23                  
Soybeans Dropping Leaves and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 3 6 5 5 0 1 0 0 3 1
Last Year 13 10 8 14 18 22 9 5 21 12
Normal 7                  
Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 61 57 67 41 13 23 53 83 75 88
Last Year 75 56 55 97 78 62 33 95 99 86
Normal 66                  
Sorghum Mature, Percent                    
This Year 7 10 7 1 0 0 9 0 10 11
Last Year 33 45 6 64 42 19 1 18 92 45
Normal 25                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 93 99 73 93 98 97 89 100 90 99
Last Year 77 93 58 67 94 75 89 68 74 99
Normal 86                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 8 5 21 14 5 19 1 1 3 1
Poor 18 17 26 32 14 20 10 21 6 4
Fair 32 34 37 41 45 28 24 51 21 9
Good 36 37 16 11 34 33 59 26 66 65
Excellent 6 7 0 2 2 0 6 1 4 21
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 10 9 21 15 4 16 0 2 0 5
Poor 19 18 31 35 8 27 8 3 8 13
Fair 35 39 35 34 41 28 27 76 24 27
Good 31 30 13 14 40 29 61 15 68 43
Excellent 5 4 0 2 7 0 4 4 0 12
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 3 0 4 10 0 9 1 0 0 0
Poor 9 8 23 31 3 12 7 0 11 1
Fair 36 45 55 39 64 38 26 9 57 31
Good 49 47 17 16 31 41 66 88 26 63
Excellent 3 0 1 4 2 0 0 3 6 5
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 9 26 12 9 8 2 0 2 16 0
Adequate 79 69 80 74 81 94 76 86 64 96
Surplus 11 3 7 15 11 4 24 12 20 4
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 2 9 5 6 1 0 0 1 0 0
Short 18 38 16 27 7 29 27 5 6 0
Adequate 78 53 78 62 92 71 73 94 87 100
Surplus 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 0 7 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 10 24 30 26 1 8 2 1 0 0
Poor 21 33 35 39 14 28 18 12 3 0
Fair 45 38 34 26 59 43 51 49 45 58
Good 23 5 1 7 26 21 29 35 47 36
Excellent 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 5 6
Average Precipitation 0.15 0.25 0.01 0.14 0.38 0.20 0.10 0.15 0.02 0.14