USDA — The latest crop conditions report from the Department of Agriculture shows hot and dry conditions were prevalent across the state of Missouri for the week ending July 23.

Last week the temperatures averaged 83 degrees in Missouri, that’s 4.5 degrees above normal for the state. Precipitation statewide was .48 inches below normal at .33 statewide.

Topsoil moisture was rated very short-7%, short-34%, adequate-58% and surplus-1%. Corn silking went to 92%, which is 6% ahead of the five year average. Corn conditions were rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 28% fair, 52% good, and 11% excellent. Soybeans were blooming at 56% and soybean setting pods reached 23%.

Soybean condition were rated at 2% very poor, 7% poor, 28% fair, 52% good, and 11% excellent. Pasture and range conditions were 1% very poor, 4% poor, 44% fair, 49 good and 2% excellent.

In the central Missouri area, days of suitable field work ranged from 5.7 to 6.3 with topsoil moisture 59% to 96% adequate. Corn silking in central Missouri was at 92% and soybean blooming was at 56%. Crop conditions in central Missouri saw corn at 28% fair and 52% good. Soybeans were 28% fair and 54% good.