ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 73.5 degrees, 2.6 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.72 inches statewide, 1.01 inches above normal. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 26, 2018. Topsoil moisture supple was rated 29 percent very short, 33 percent short, 37 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 42 percent very short, 32 percent short, and 26 percent adequate.
Corn dented reached 88 percent, 9 percentage points ahead of last week. Corn matured reache 30 percent, 19 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Corn condition was rated22 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 23 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.
Soybeans blooming progressed to 96 percent. Soybeans setting pods progressed to 85 percent, 10 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans coloring reached 7 percent, 5 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybean condition was rated 14 percent very poor, 22 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 0 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
Sorghum headed progressed to 90 percent. Sorghum turning color progressed to 58 percent, while sorghum matured reached 7 percent last week. Sorghum condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 33 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.
Pasture condition in Missouri was rated 36 percent very poor, 28 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 11 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.
Supply of hay and other roughages in Missouri were rated 46 percent very short, 33 percent short, 21 percent adequate.