ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Warmer temperatures for the week allowed planting to progress. Precipitation was below average across the state causing crop growth and soil moisture to suffer. Temperatures last week averaged 75.6 degrees, 5.0 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.21 inches statewide, 0.90 inches below normal. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 10, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 21 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 42 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 14 percent very short, 38 percent short, 47 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.
Corn condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 50 percent good and 6 percent excellent.
Soybean planting was 90 percent complete, with 81 percent emerged. Soybean condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.
Sorghum planted is at 86 percent, 17 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average, with 5 percent headed. Sorghum condition was rated 7 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 47 percent good and 4 percent excellent. Winter wheat harvested progressed to 8 percent, 1 percentage point ahead of the 5 year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
Pasture condition was 7 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.
Hay and other roughage supply were 28 percent very short, 40 percent short, 32 percent adequate.