ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 56.8 degrees, 1.1 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 2.38 inches statewide, 1.72 inches above normal. There were 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 14, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 8 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 22 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 22 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. 

Corn harvested progressed to 79 percent, only 3 percentage points from last week due to the wet weather.

Soybeans coloring reached 96 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 85 percent. Soybeans harvested reached 25 percent. Soybean condition was rated 7 percent very poor,, 16 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 37 percent good and 8 percent excellent.

Sorghum matured reached 90 percent and sorghum harvested progressed to 51 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 39 percent good and 5 percent excellent.

Winter wheat planted for 2019 progressed to 20 percent, with 13 percent emerged.

Pasture condition was rated 7 percent very poor, 25 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 30 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.

Supply of hay and other roughages was rated 42 percent very short, 33 percent short, and 25 percent adequate.