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Week Ending October 20, 2013

Agricultural Summary

The State experienced scattered showers and below average temperatures last week. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 14 percent very short, 40 percent short, 44 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.  The north-central district was rated 92 percent short and very short.  The southeast district was rated 16 percent surplus.  Subsoil moisture supply was 25 percent very short, 38 percent short, and 37 percent adequate. The north-central and northeast districts were rated 98 percent short and very short. Fall tillage was 25 percent, 23 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal (5-year average).   

Field Crops Report

Corn mature was 98 percent, 27 days behind last year but the same as normal.  Corn harvested was 63 percent complete, 36 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. The southeast district is 95 percent harvested.  Corn moisture at harvest was 17.0 percent, ranging from 14.9 percent in the southwest district to 17.9 percent in the northeast district.  Corn condition was 6 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 37 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.  Soybeans turning color was 97 percent complete, 5 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal. Soybeans dropping leaves was 88 percent complete, 4 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal.  Soybeans mature were 69 percent, 5 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Soybeans harvested were 36 percent complete, 6 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Soybean condition was 8 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 32 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.  Cotton opening bolls was 69 percent complete, 36 days behind last year and 29 days behind normal.  Cotton harvested was 13 percent complete, 29 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 harvested was 80 percent complete, 22 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal.  Rice condition was 3 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 23 percent excellent.  Ninety-nine percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond. Sorghum mature was 89 percent, 1 day behind last year but same as normal. Sorghum harvested was 40 percent complete, 11 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 2 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.  Winter wheat planting was 32 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal.  Winter wheat emerged was 15 percent, 17 days behind last year and 14 days behind normal.  Winter wheat condition was 1 percent poor, 59 percent fair, 37 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition was 5 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 50 percent fair, 23 percent good, and 1 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus.  Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 20 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 degree to 4 degrees below average across the state.  Precipitation averaged 0.55 of an inch statewide.   

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 October 20, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 5.1 6.2 5.9 6.1 4.6 5.2 5.4 4.8 5.5 3.1
Last Year 4.8 5.1 4.7 4.2 5.4 4.3 3.7 5.3 5.7 5.2
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 14 16 50 20 7 13 10 0 0 1
Short 40 41 42 65 41 47 40 33 31 9
Adequate 44 43 8 15 52 40 50 67 69 74
Surplus 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 25 22 53 75 12 34 4 2 0 0
Short 38 41 45 23 61 37 62 45 33 1
Adequate 37 37 2 2 27 29 34 53 67 97
Surplus 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 25 10 36 13 12 36 25 34 33 33
Last Year 53 49 46 48 39 58 58 87 53 53
Normal 34                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 63 53 66 53 60 51 69 54 85 95
Last Year 97                  
Normal 79                  
Soybeans Dropping Leaves and Beyond, Percent                    
This Year 88 96 95 96 83 92 83 75 73 78
Last Year 93 97 95 98 96 92 96 96 85 86
Normal 90                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 69 89 86 83 41 84 72 29 50 44
Last Year 78 93 88 91 65 86 82 47 56 62
Normal 76                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 36 45 46 47 18 50 37 7 31 20
Last Year 48 61 59 48 29 48 47 17 28 39
Normal 46                  
Sorghum Mature, Percent                    
This Year 89 91 93 91 75 83 76 79 100 97
Last Year 91 96 89 99 89 82 76 95 100 98
Normal 89                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 40 50 32 13 10 41 29 31 77 55
Last Year 60 82 48 70 48 47 34 72 100 83
Normal 55                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 32 59 34 42 19 31 28 36 44 32
Last Year 51 67 45 62 57 38 55 53 61 49
Normal 42                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 15 46 10 19 6 8 10 7 30 17
Last Year 32 48 21 35 30 16 29 18 46 40
Normal 21                  
Corn Condition                    
Very Poor 6 4 21 10 7 3 3 1 1 1
Poor 17 14 33 26 10 25 5 19 3 4
Fair 32 39 34 40 47 39 14 49 19 7
Good 37 34 12 21 34 32 64 30 74 62
Excellent 8 9 0 3 2 1 14 1 3 26
Soybean Condition                    
Very Poor 8 5 19 17 4 8 1 0 0 5
Poor 20 18 37 32 8 19 8 15 7 13
Fair 35 39 35 32 40 32 27 70 25 32
Good 32 31 9 16 47 39 59 14 68 39
Excellent 5 7 0 3 1 2 5 1 0 11
Sorghum Condition                    
Very Poor 2 0 3 9 0 5 1 0 0 0
Poor 8 11 20 30 3 6 6 0 12 1
Fair 36 46 63 40 68 26 26 14 59 31
Good 50 35 13 17 28 62 65 85 22 63
Excellent 4 8 1 4 1 1 2 1 7 5
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 1 0 7 2 0 0 6 0 0 0
Fair 59 27 60 42 49 58 21 30 96 100
Good 37 68 32 46 44 42 73 68 3 0
Excellent 3 5 0 10 7 0 0 2 1 0
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 8 23 7 9 5 7 6 1 18 0
Adequate 78 73 83 72 70 87 78 86 61 94
Surplus 13 2 9 16 25 6 16 13 21 6
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 2 2 2 6 0 6 0 0 0 0
Short 20 29 30 28 17 31 26 1 4 0
Adequate 77 69 67 62 83 63 74 96 91 100
Surplus 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 3 5 0
Pasture Condition                    
Very Poor 5 10 15 12 1 5 3 0 1 0
Poor 21 25 43 37 12 28 19 10 1 2
Fair 50 47 39 38 68 47 52 49 53 56
Good 23 18 3 10 19 20 26 41 38 37
Excellent 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 7 5
Corn Moisture at Harvest, Percent                    
This Year 17.0 16.5 17.2 17.9 17.2 17.2 17.0 14.9 17.0 16.8
Average Precipitation 0.55 0.35 0.25 0.25 0.82 0.49 0.78 0.93 0.61 0.65