Above average rainfall continued throughout the state last week. Temperatures averaged 78.1 degrees,which is 0.1 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.90 inches statewide which is .92 inches above normal. There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 26, 2015. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 47 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 38percent surplus.
Corn silking progressed to 84 percent, 11 percentage points behind the previous year and only 4 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Corn dough reached 31 percent, which is 2 percentage points behind the previous year and 8 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Soybeans emerged reached 94 percent. Soybean blooming progressed to 33 percent, which is 28 percentage points behind last year and 21 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat harvest was 96 percent complete. Pasture condition was rated 2 percent poor, 28 percent fair, and 70 percent good to excellent.