Crop conditions improve with warm weather, showers missouri
Crop conditions improved with continued warm weather and scattered showers during the week ending June 30, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Missouri Field Office, July 1.
There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 8 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus. The east-central and the southeast districts were rated 20 percent and 19 percent surplus, respectively. Subsoil moisture supply was 5 percent short, 87 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus.
Temperatures were 1 degree to 4 degrees above average across the state. Precipitation averaged 0.71 of an inch statewide. The northeast district reported 1.18 inches. St. Louis County reported 3.40 inches.
Corn silked was 7 percent complete, 18 days behind last year and 10 day behind normal (5-year average). Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.
Soybean planting was 93 percent complete, 20 days behind last year but 2 days ahead of normal. The southwest district increased 26 points to 60 percent complete. Soybeans were 80 percent emerged, 16 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Soybean blooming was 1 percent complete. Soybean condition was 2 very poor, 6 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
Cotton squaring was 21 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Cotton condition was 5 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.
Rice condition was 3 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 24 percent excellent.
Sorghum planting was 94 percent complete, 20 days behind last year but 1 day ahead of normal. Sorghum headed was reported in the north-central and northeast districts. Sorghum condition was 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.
Winter wheat harvested advanced 28 points to 51 percent, 23 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.
Alfalfa hay first cutting was 94 percent, 28 days behind last year but 3 days ahead of normal. Alfalfa hay second cutting was 23 percent, 25 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Other hay cut was 70 percent, 26 days behind last year, but same as normal.
Pasture conditions were 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 15 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 2 percent very short, 12 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were 1 percent short, 88 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus.