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MISSOURI – Warmer temperatures and below average precipitation allowed for corn harvesting to progress nicely. There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 6, 2015. Temperatures averaged 79.6 degrees, which is 6.0 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged less than a tenth of an inch statewide, 0.62inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 35 percent short to very short, 57 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 19 percent short to very short, 70 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus.

Corn in the dough stage reached 97 percent, only 3 percentage points behind the previous year and just 2 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Corn dented reached 86 percent, only 4 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Corn mature reached 38 percent, 13 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Corn harvest was 7 percent complete state-wide, 11 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Soybean blooming progressed to 93 percent, 7 percentage points behind the previous year and a mere 6 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Soybeans setting pods reached 80 percent, 11 percentage points behind the previous year and 13 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 3 percent since the last report.
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Sorghum harvest was 5 percent complete across the state. Pasture condition was rated 3 percent poor, 39 percent fair, and 58 percent good to excellent.