Drier weather this week has allowed planting and haying to progress. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 12, 2016. Temperatures averaged 74.5 degrees, 3.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged just 0.03 inches statewide, which is nearly an inch below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated, 28 percent short to very short, 66 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 17 percent short to very short, 79 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.
Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor to very poor, 23 percent fair, and 72 percent good to excellent. Soybean planting progressed to 84 percent complete, compared to 39 percent last year and 70 percent for the 5-year average. Soybeans emerged progressed to 64 percent complete, 38 percentage points ahead of last year and 9 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Soybean condition was rated 6 percent poor to very poor, 30 percent fair, and 64 percent good to excellent. Sorghum planting progressed to 87 percent complete. Winter wheat condition was rated 7 percent poor to very poor, 33 percent fair, and 60 percent good to excellent. Pasture condition was rated 4 percent poor, 38 percent fair, and
58 percent good to excellent