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Week Ending November 3, 2013

Agricultural Summary

Rains limited harvest progress across the State.  There were 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 4 percent very short, 20 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus.  The topsoil rated adequate and surplus increased 34 points from last week.  Subsoil moisture supply was 14 percent very short, 37 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. The subsoil rated adequate and surplus increased 15 points from last week.  Fall tillage was 42 percent complete, 23 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal (5-year average).   

Field Crops Report

Corn harvested was 82 percent complete, 39 days behind last year but same as normal. Corn moisture at harvest was 16.5 percent, ranging from 13.9 percent in the southwest district to 17.6 percent in the south-central district.  Soybeans mature were 93 percent, 2 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Soybeans harvested were 64 percent complete, 5 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Cotton opening bolls was 96 percent complete, 30 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal.  Cotton harvested was 46 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 19 days behind normal.  Cotton condition was 4 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice harvested was 97 percent complete, 11 days behind last year but 4 days ahead of normal. Sorghum harvested was 70 percent complete, 9 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Winter wheat planting was 64 percent complete, 8 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal.  Winter wheat emerged was 43 percent, 7 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal.  Winter wheat condition was 1 percent poor, 49 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.  

Pasture & Livestock

Pasture condition was 3 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 49 percent fair, 29 percent good, and 2 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 1 percent very short, 16 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. 

Weather Summary

Temperatures were 1 degree below average to 3 degrees above average across the state.  Precipitation averaged 2.30 inches statewide.  The west-central districted received 3.39 inches. Vernon County reported 5.11 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 November 3, 2013
  Missouri NW NC NE WC C EC SW SC SE
Days Suitable For Fieldwork                    
This Year 3.2 2.6 4.0 3.2 1.8 3.3 3.9 2.6 4.2 3.6
Last Year 6.6 6.4 6.6 6.8 6.9 6.4 6.5 7.0 7.0 6.7
Topsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 4 1 16 7 2 3 1 0 0 0
Short 20 31 23 31 5 30 25 7 16 9
Adequate 66 65 60 62 71 66 71 77 69 58
Surplus 10 3 1 0 22 1 3 16 15 33
Subsoil Moisture Supply                    
Very Short 14 15 19 69 11 8 2 2 0 0
Short 37 36 65 24 47 49 63 22 19 1
Adequate 48 47 16 7 42 43 32 75 78 97
Surplus 1 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 3 2
Ground Worked Fall Tillage, Percent                    
This Year 42 20 49 26 19 60 49 68 72 50
Last Year 70 64 65 66 58 70 73 97 85 71
Normal 52                  
Corn Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 82 75 83 77 80 75 86 86 88 98
Last Year 100                  
Normal 82                  
Soybeans Mature, Percent                    
This Year 93 93 98 100 95 98 94 92 79 84
Last Year 95 98 98 98 94 98 94 96 88 87
Normal 94                  
Soybeans Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 64 74 72 77 47 79 68 32 54 51
Last Year 77 88 84 83 54 83 78 65 63 70
Normal 72                  
Sorghum Harvested, Percent                    
This Year 70 73 53 53 54 63 49 75 100 87
Last Year 85 98 96 95 75 76 54 80 100 96
Normal 73                  
Winter Wheat Planted, Percent                    
This Year 64 71 83 80 45 77 64 67 73 60
Last Year 81 86 81 90 71 72 79 90 84 80
Normal 70                  
Winter Wheat Emerged, Percent                    
This Year 43 60 51 47 35 44 28 41 59 45
Last Year 58 69 59 66 45 45 56 61 69 62
Normal 46                  
Winter Wheat Condition                    
Very Poor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Poor 1 0 4 2 0 0 2 0 0 0
Fair 49 39 43 49 39 40 11 32 85 77
Good 48 55 52 40 55 60 87 64 14 23
Excellent 2 6 1 9 6 0 0 4 1 0
Supply of Hay and Other Roughages                    
Very Short 1 3 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 8 25 6 10 4 4 6 1 17 0
Adequate 78 71 83 70 74 91 76 81 63 95
Surplus 13 1 10 16 22 5 18 18 20 5
Stock Water Supplies                    
Very Short 1 2 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 0
Short 16 32 21 29 15 17 30 1 4 0
Adequate 81 66 79 57 82 83 63 96 92 100
Surplus 2 0 0 4 3 0 7 3 4 0
Corn Moisture at Harvest, Percent                    
This Year 16.5 16.3 16.8 16.6 16.5 16.7 16.8 13.9 17.6 16.9
Average Precipitation 2.30 2.51 2.57 2.29 3.39 2.19 1.56 2.66 2.14 1.68