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Wet conditions continue to delay planting missouri

Wet conditions continued to delay planting and tillage progress during the week ending April 28, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service, Missouri Field Office, April 29.

There were 1.0 days suitable for fieldwork with all districts below 2 days suitable. Topsoil moisture supply was 1 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 41 percent surplus. The northeast, west-central, and central districts were rated over 60 percent in the surplus category. Subsoil moisture supply was 3 percent very short, 13 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 13 percent surplus. Spring tillage was 38 percent, compared to 84 percent last year, and the 5 year average (normal) of 56 percent.

Temperatures were 5 to 9 degrees below average across the state. Precipitation averaged 1.55 inches statewide. The 4 week average is 6.22 inches with districts ranging from 7.51 inches in the northeast district to 5.33 inches in the northwest district.

Corn planting was 15 percent complete, 24 days behind last year and 15 days behind normal. Corn emerged was 9 percent complete, 14 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Cotton planting was 1 percent complete. Rice planting was 41 percent complete, 21 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Rice emerged was 22 percent, 15 days behind last year but the same as normal.

Sorghum planting was unchanged from last week at 2 percent complete. Winter wheat headed was 2 percent complete, 27 days behind normal. Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.

Pasture conditions improved from warmer nighttime temperatures to 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 53 percent fair, 23 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 27 percent very short, 38 percent short, 34 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Stock water supplies were 3 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus.

Date: 5/6/2013

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