Rain limits harvest progress
Scattered precipitation slowed harvest and limited producers to 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sept. 30, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Missouri Field Office, Oct. 1.
Topsoil moisture supply was 29 percent very short, 31 percent short, and 40 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was 60 percent very short, 29 percent short, and 11 percent adequate. Ground worked fall tillage was 29 percent, 10 days ahead of last year, and 20 days ahead of normal.
Temperatures were average to 3 degrees above average. Precipitation averaged 0.85 of an inch statewide. The east-central district received 1.54 inches followed by the southeast with 1.52 inches.
Corn harvested increased 8 points from last week to 88 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and, at 44 days, well ahead of normal (5-year average). Corn moisture at harvest was 15.2 percent, ranging from 12.8 percent in the southwest to 16.7 percent in the south-central district.
Soybeans turning color and beyond were 83 percent, the same as last year, and 3 days ahead of normal. Soybeans dropping leaves and beyond were 57 percent, 1 day ahead of last year, and 2 days ahead of normal. Soybeans mature were 31 percent, 1 day ahead of last year and normal. Soybeans harvested increased 5 points from last week to 9 percent, 1 day ahead of last year and normal. Soybean condition was 36 percent very poor, 31 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 9 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.
Cotton opening bolls was 95 percent, 1 week ahead of last year, and nearly 2 weeks ahead of normal. Cotton harvested was 23 percent, 6 days ahead of last year, and 1 day ahead of normal. Cotton condition was 10 percent very poor, 26 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.
Rice harvested was 84 percent, 18 days ahead of last year, and 16 days ahead of normal.
Sorghum turning color and beyond was 92 percent, 2 days behind last year, but the same as normal. Sorghum mature was 61 percent, 1 day ahead of last year and normal. Sorghum harvested was 22 percent, the same as last year, but 1 day behind normal. Sorghum condition was 23 percent very poor, 34 percent poor, 31 percent fair, and 12 percent good.
Winter wheat planted was 10 percent, 3 days ahead of last year, and 4 days ahead of normal. Winter wheat emergence was 3 percent, 9 days ahead of last year, and 5 days ahead of normal.
Pasture condition improved from last week to 48 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, and 25 percent fair, and 4 percent good. Supply of hay and other roughages was 57 percent very short, 30 percent short, and 13 percent adequate. Stock water supplies were 53 percent very short, 29 percent short, and 18 percent adequate.