ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 73.8 degrees, 9 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.48 inches statewide, 0.56 inches below normal. There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 23, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 10 percent very short, 30 percent short, 57 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 23 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 46 percent adequate.

Corn matured reached 89 percent, 13 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Corn harvested progressed to 43 percent. Corn condition was rated 19 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Soybeans coloring reached 77 percent, 14 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 41 percent, 11 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans harvested reached 5 percent. Soybean condition was rated 7 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

Sorghum turning color progressed to 89 percent, while sorghum matured reached 57 percent and sorghum harvested progressed to 17 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 33 percent good and 9 percent excellent.

Winter wheat planted for 2019 progressed to 4 percent, 2 percentage points ahead of he 5 year average.

Pasture condition in Missouri was rated 16 percent very poor, 27 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 23 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.

Supply of hay and other roughages were rated 45 percent very short, 33 percent short and 22 percent adequate.