The first weekly Crop Progress report for 2001 found cool dry weather across Missouri.  According to the Missouri Agriculture Statistics Service topsoil moisture in the state was rated 10 percent short to very short, 63 percent adequate, and 27 percent surplus.  Spring tillage was 23 percent complete as of Sunday.  That’s 5 days ahead of last year, but 2 days behind the 5-year average.
According to the crop report, 4 percent of the state’s corn acreage is in the ground, compared to 1 percent in 2010.  That’s 4 days behind the 5-year average. 
Winter wheat condition measured 5 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.  Winter wheat nitrogen top dress was occurring across the state.  Rice and sorghum planting have not started.
Pasture condition as of Sunday was reported 17 percent poor to very poor, 40 percent fair and 43 percent good to excellent.