Missouri Crop Progress and Conditions

| August 15, 2017
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USDA — Below average temperatures were experienced statewide this past week. Temperatures last week averaged 71.6 degrees, 4.4 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged .82 inches statewide, .02 inches below normal. There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 13. Topsoil moisture was rated 9 percent very short, 28 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 5 percent very short, 30 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.

Corn in dough stage reached 85 percent, up 16 percentage points from last week. Corn dented reached 47 percent, up 21 percentage points from last week. Corn condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.

Soybeans blooming reached 88 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 64 percent. Soybean condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.

Pasture and range condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.

In the Central and West Central regions there was 3.5 to 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork. Corn in those regions was 62 to 65 percent good. Soybeans showed 64 to 71 percent good.

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