Crop Progress and Condition Report 3/30-4/6

| April 10, 2014
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Mid-week rains throughout the week improved soil moisture and cooler temperatures continued. There were 3 days suitable for fieldwork during this time. Reports of fertilizer application were received statewide.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated 6 percent short, 26 percent very short, 49 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture supply was rated 17 percent very short, 35 percent short, 45 percent adequate, 3 percent surplus.

Corn planting progressed to 2 percent complete

Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 37 percent good and 5 percent excellent.

Rice planting has progressed to 2 percent complete.

Pasture condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 49 percent fair, 22 percent good and 1 percent excellent.

Supply of hay and roughages was rated 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus.

Stock water supplies were rated 10 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 7 percent surplus.

Temperatures ranged from 2 degrees above to 2 degrees below normal across the state.

Precipitation averaged 1.92 inches statewide. Central Missouri saw heavier rains with Boone County receiving 4.36 inches. Districts 10 and 20 received much less rainfall.

 

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