ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 77.7 degrees, 2.7 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.90 inches statewide, 1.04 inches above normal. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 2, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 12 percent very short, 36 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated29 percent very short, 37 percent short and 34 percent adequate.
Corn dented reached 91 percent, 3 percentage points ahead of last week. Corn matured reached 49 percent, 24 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Corn harvested progressed to 2 percent last week. Corn condition was rated 20 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.
Soybean setting pods progressed to 93 percent, 8 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans coloring reached 18 percent, 11 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 2 percent last week. Soybean condition was rated 9 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.
Sorghum headed progressed to 93 percent. Sorghum turning color progressed to 68 percent, while sorghum matured reached 14 percent and sorghum harvested reached 1 percent last week. Sorghum condition was rated 6 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 41 percent fair, 30 percent good and 3 percent excellent.
Pasture condition in Missouri was rated 17 percent very poor, 37 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 14 percent good and 1 percent excellent.
Hay supply and other roughages were rated at 48 percent very short, 34 percent short, and 21 percent adequate.