Western regions of the state received some rain last week but overall Missouri’s topsoil moisture declined to 51 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 13 percent adequate.
According to the latest crop progress report from the Ag Statistics Service 35 percent of the state’s corn crop has silked. That’s 2 weeks ahead of last year, and 12 days ahead of normal (5-year average). Condition of the crop was rated 26 percent poor to very poor, 40 percent fair and 34 percent good to excellent.
Nearly all the state’s soybean acres have emerged. Four percent of the crop is blooming or beyond. Soybean condition was 35 percent poor to very poor, 39 percent fair and 26 percent good to excellent.
Reports show that sorghum has headed in 4 districts. Statewide the crop is rated 24 percent poor to very poor, 44 percent fair and 32 percent good to excellent.
Winter wheat harvest is nearly complete. That’s 16 days ahead of last year and 23 days ahead of normal. The second cutting of alfalfa is about three-quarters complete. The third cutting has reached 7 percent.
State-wide pasture conditions have continued to decline. As of Sunday reports show the acreage as 58 percent poor to very poor, 30 percent fair and 12 percent good.