Missouri Crop Progress and Condition Report from the USDA

| May 16, 2018
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ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Warmer temperatures and below average precipitation for the week allowed planting to progress quickly. Temperatures last week averaged 72.2 degrees, 9.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged .19 inches statewide, .85 below normal. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 13, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 12 percent very short, 34 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 8 percent very short, 32 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.

Corn planting progressed at 64 percent, 30 percentage points ahead of the previous week. Corn condition was rated 2 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 58 percent good and 3 percent excellent.

Soybean planting was 42 percent complete with 12 percent emerged.

Sorghum planed is at 33 percent, 9 percentage points behind the 5 year average.

Winter wheat headed is at 61 percent, 32 percentage points behind last year and 4 percentage points behind the 5 year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 42, percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Alfalfa first cutting progressed to 9 percent, 5 percentage points behind the previous year and 1 percent point behind the 5 year average. Other hay first cutting progressed to 6 percent, 2 percentage points behind the previous year, but 1 percentage point ahead of the 5 year average.

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