ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 76.4 degrees, 0.1 degree above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.70 inches statewide, 0.85 inches above normal. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 19, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 34 percent very short, 32 percent short, 33 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 43 percent very short, 34 percent short, and 23 percent adequate.
Corn dough progressed to 95 percent, 8 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Corn dented reached79 percent, 21 percentage points ahead of last week. Corn matured reached 10 percent, 7 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Corn condition was rated 21 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 23 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.
Soybeans blooming progressed to 94 percent. Soybeans setting pods progressed to 76 percent, 14 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans coloring reached 2 percent. Soybean condition was rated 14 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 29 percent good and 5 percent excellent.
Sorghum headed progressed to 87 percent. Sorghum turning color progressed to 44 percent, while sorghum matured reached 1 percent this week. Sorghum condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 32 percent good and 4 percent excellent.
Pasture conditions in Missouri were rated 37 percent very poor, 35 percent poor, 21 percent fair, and 7 percent good.
Hay and other roughages were rated 44 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 20 percent adequate.