Wet soil conditions limit fieldwork
Wet soil conditions from the previous week’s heavy rains limited fieldwork during the week ending June 9, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Missouri Field Office, June 10.
There were 2.9 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 62 percent adequate and 38 percent surplus. The west-central and southeast districts were rated 62 percent and 53 percent surplus, respectively. Subsoil moisture supply was 2 percent short, 80 percent adequate and 18 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 89 percent, 32 days behind last year, and 6 days behind the 5 year average (normal).
Temperatures were 3 degrees to 6 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 0.59 of an inch statewide. The west-central district reported 1.50 inches. St. Clair county reported 2 .44 inches.
Corn planting was 93 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Corn emerged was 82 percent complete, 23 days behind last year and 7 days behind normal. Corn condition was 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Some corn and soybeans were replanted. Soybean planting was 48 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 10 days behind normal. Soybeans were 31 percent emerged, 19 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal.
Cotton planting was 95 percent complete. Cotton squaring was just beginning. Cotton condition was 2 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Rice was 98 percent emerged. Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 18 percent excellent. Sorghum planting was 51 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal.
Winter wheat turning color advanced 32 points to 61 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.
Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 53 percent, 26 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Other hay cut was 26 percent, 26 days behind last year, and 10 days behind normal.
Pasture conditions were 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 9 percent excellent. A few reports in the west-central district of army worm damage in pastures. Supply of hay and other roughages was 10 percent very short, 25 percent short, 63 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were 75 percent adequate and 25 percent surplus.