Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report from the USDA

| October 2, 2018
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 62.9 degrees, 0.2 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.50 inches statewide, 0.41 inches below normal. there were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 30, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 11 percent very short, 29 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 23 percent very short, 30 percent short, and 47 percent adequate.

Corn matured reached 96 percent. Corn harvested progressed to 65 percent last week, 23 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average.

Soybeans coloring reached 87 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 58 percent, 17 percentage points ahead of last week. Soybeans harvested reached 11 percent last week. Soybean condition was rated 6 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.

Sorghum turning color progressed to 92 percent, while sorghum matured reach 75 percent and sorghum harvested progressed to 289 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.

Winter wheat planed for 2019 progressed to 7 percent, with 2 percent emerged.

Missouri pasture condition was rated 13 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 26 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.

Supply of hay and roughage was rated 43 percent very short, 33 percent short, 24 percent adequate.

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