Severe weather throughout Missouri continues to delay planting across the Show Me State. According to the weekly Crop Progress Report from the state Agriculture Statistics Service, spring tillage increased just one percentage point over the past week.
The rainfall and severe weather has caused spring planting delays with just 28 percent of the crop in the ground. That’s a 2 point jump from last week and sits 9 days behind last year and 5 days behind the average pace. Corn emergence was at 6 percent as of Sunday, 4 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal.
The winter wheat crop continued with above average condition ranking 8 percent poor to very poor, 34 percent fair and 58 percent good to excellent. 10 percent of the wheat crop has headed, that’s 4 days ahead of last year and in line with the historic average.
Pasture conditions improved to 7 percent poor to very poor, 40 percent fair and 53 percent good to excellent, however grazing conditions are not ideal due to excessive moisture.