ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 72.3 degrees, 3.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.02 inches statewide, 1.03 inches below normal. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 16, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 7 percent very short, 28 percent short, and 65 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 18 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 51 percent adequate.

Corn matured reached 81 percent, 20 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Corn harvested progressed to 25 percent. Corn condition was rated 20 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Soybean coloring reached 60 percent, 19 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 22 percent, 6 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans harvested reached 2 percent. Soybean condition was rated 7 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 38 percent good and 8 percent excellent.

Sorghum turning color progressed to 83 percent, while sorghum matured reached 40 percent and sorghum harvested progressed to 4 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 21 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 30 percent good and 7 percent excellent.

Pasture condition in Missouri was rated 15 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 23 percent good and 2 percent excellent.

Hay and other roughages were rated 42 percent very short, 34 percent short, and 24 percent adequate.