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Week Ending September 15, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Above average temperatures continued across the state with scattered showers in the northern part of the state. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 40 percent very short, 46 percent short, and 14 percent adequate.  The north-central, northeast, and west-central districts are rated 97 percent or more short and very short. Subsoil moisture supply was 31 percent very short, 45 percent short, and 24 percent adequate.  Subsoil rated short and very short increased 7 points from last week. 

Field Crops Report

Corn dented was 92 percent complete, 21 days behind last year but the same as normal (5-year average).  Corn mature was 43 percent, 31 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Corn harvested was 10 percent complete, 34 days behind last year and 18 days behind normal.  Corn moisture at harvest was 21.6 percent, ranging from 18.7 percent in the southeast to 25.3 percent in the northwest district.  Last year the corn moisture at harvest was 15.6 percent.  Corn condition was 9 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 34 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.  Soybeans setting pods was 96 percent complete, 8 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal. Soybeans turning color was 31 percent complete, 11 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal. Soybeans dropping leaves was 10 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal.  Soybeans mature were 1 percent, 5 days behind normal.  Soybean condition was 10 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 29 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.  Cotton opening bolls was 10 percent complete, 33 days behind last year and 24 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 3 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice harvested was 7 percent complete, 19 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal.  Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 23 percent excellent.  Seventy-six percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond, 6 days behind last year but the same as normal. Sorghum mature was 18 percent, 17 days behind last year and 12 days behind normal. Sorghum harvested was 2 percent complete, 13 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 3 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 95 percent, 14 days ahead of normal.  Winter wheat planting was 1 percent complete, 2 days behind last year but the same as normal.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture conditions were to 15 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 19 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Pasture conditions in the northwest, north-central, and northeast districts were rated 65, 70, and 62 percent poor and very poor.  Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus.  Some producers are starting to feed hay.  Stock water supplies were 4 percent very short, 19 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 degree to 5 degrees above average across the state.  Precipitation averaged 0.28 of an inch statewide.  The northwest district reported 0.74 of an inch. Buchanan County reported 1.60 inches. Over the past 4 weeks the southwest district has received 0.16 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 15, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 6.5 5.5 6.3 6.4 6.9 6.7 6.7 7.0 7.0 6.8
Last Year 5.6 5.6 6.3 6.9 4.2 5.9 5.5 3.9 5.5 5.6
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 40 35 47 76 38 47 35 31 25 23
Short 46 45 50 21 60 40 55 49 54 42
Adequate 14 20 3 3 2 13 10 20 21 35
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 31 45 43 72 26 39 10 10 10 5
Short 45 35 51 25 55 43 71 47 59 28
Adequate 24 20 6 3 19 18 19 43 31 67
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Corn Mature, Percent                    
This Year 43 26 48 39 23 23 52 18 70 95
Last Year 95 96 81 91 100 99 98 100 100 100
Normal 64                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 10 4 6 3 3 2 7 3 19 39
Last Year 64 38 42 51 95 76 75 93 84 87
Normal 27                  
Soybeans Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 31 48 33 49 25 25 20 18 19 16
Last Year 57 63 59 79 54 63 60 28 49 39
Normal 40                  
Soybeans Dropping Leaves and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 10 17 16 12 7 4 3 15 6 6
Last Year 24 22 25 32 27 31 21 5 29 19
Normal 16                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 1 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 1 2
Last Year 5 3 11 5 8 4 2 0 9 5
Normal 3                  
Sorghum Turning Color and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 76 86 68 51 41 44 82 86 96 97
Last Year 81 67 80 98 87 65 77 100 100 91
Normal 76                  
Sorghum Mature, Percent                    
This Year 18 17 9 3 2 1 19 11 27 35
Last Year 48 53 8 86 62 23 12 66 99 57
Normal 36                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5
Last Year 11 0 0 6 32 5 3 8 46 25
Normal 8                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 1 4 0 1 0 2 0 0 6 1
Last Year 2 2 1 2 2 3 3 4 9 1
Normal 1                  
Alfalfa Hay 3rd Cutting, Percent                    
This Year 95 99 77 96 100 100 94 100 94 100
Last Year 81 97 58 68 94 86 90 76 87 99
Normal 90                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 9 5 17 14 11 20 4 1 2 1
Poor 19 21 25 31 11 24 12 20 7 4
Fair 32 38 39 39 42 30 18 51 23 9
Good 34 33 18 14 34 26 59 27 65 64
Excellent 6 3 1 2 2 0 7 1 3 22
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 10 11 18 15 4 15 2 1 0 5
Poor 21 21 27 37 9 30 12 15 8 14
Fair 36 39 37 31 48 30 30 67 24 29
Good 29 27 18 14 33 25 54 14 68 41
Excellent 4 2 0 3 6 0 2 3 0 11
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 3 9 0 2 2 0 0 0
Poor 9 14 20 31 4 9 11 0 12 1
Fair 38 46 52 40 68 32 37 11 55 31
Good 48 39 24 16 26 57 50 86 27 63
Excellent 3 1 1 4 2 0 0 3 6 5
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 9 25 7 10 9 7 0 2 14 0
Adequate 77 69 82 70 69 88 77 80 65 96
Surplus 13 2 10 16 22 5 23 18 21 4
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 4 14 5 6 1 3 1 2 0 0
Short 19 39 14 25 12 25 36 6 11 1
Adequate 75 47 80 64 87 72 63 85 82 99
Surplus 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 7 7 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 15 34 40 24 5 11 3 1 2 0
Poor 20 31 30 38 15 20 24 11 5 2
Fair 45 32 28 26 65 44 51 56 52 58
Good 19 3 2 10 15 25 22 30 35 37
Excellent 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 6 3
Corn Moisture at Harvest, Percent                    
This Year 21.6 25.3 20.2 22.7 21.7 19.4 19.5 21.8 28.0 18.7
Last Year 15.6 15.8 16.7 15.9 13.0 15.3 16.3 14.3 16.4 16.4
Average Precipitation 0.28 0.74 0.53 0.62 0.03 0.13 0.20 0.00 0.13 0.06