ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Temperatures last week averaged 76 degrees, o.2 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.67 inches statewide, 0.03 inches below normal. There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 5, 2018. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 48 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 15 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 47 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 17 percent adequate.
Corn dough progressed to 84 percent, 22 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average.Corn dented reached 35 percent. Corn condition was rated 20 percent very poor, 24 percent poor, 30 percent fair, 22 percent good, and 2percent excellent.
Soybean blooming progressed to 86 percent, 18 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. Soybeans setting pods progressed 58 percent, 14 percentage points ahead of last year. Soybean condition was rated 11 percent very poor, 22 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 30 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.
Sorghum headed progressed to 74 percent. Sorghum turning color progressed to 22 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.
Pasture condition in Missouri was rated 40 percent very poor, 33 percent poor, 20 percent fair, and 7 percent good.
Supply of hay and other roughages was rated 41 percent very short, 35 percent short, and 24 percent adequate.