Warm weather and above average precipitation were prevalent across Missouri for the week ending May 21. Corn progress in Missouri shows 93% planted, which is 4 percentage points behind last year at this date, but 3 percentage points ahead of the 5 year average. 79% of the corn was emerged.
These figures compare to 87% planted and 61% emerged for the week ending May 14th. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in Missouri 42% of the beans are planted and 20% emerged while last week it was only 24% planted and 4% emerged.
Soil temperatures averaged 3 degrees above normal at 68.7 degrees, topsoil moisture was 70% adequate and subsoil moisture was 74% adequate. Statewide precipitation averaged 2.09 inches statewide, that was 1.07 inches above normal.
Corn conditions were rated 3% very poor, 8% poor, 37% fair, 44% good and 8% excellent.
Winter wheat headed at 97% with 1% very poor, 7% poor, 30% fair, 54% good and 7% excellent.
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