Missouri Crop Progress and Condition

| October 22, 2013
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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.

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