By admin       2018-08-02

Temperatures for the week ending July 29 averaged 74.1 degrees, 3.3 degrees below normal, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Heartland Regional Field Office, Missouri. Precipitation averaged 0.19 inches statewide, 0.80 inches below normal. There were 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 33 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 25 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 42 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 22 percent adequate. Corn dough progressed to 73 percent, 31 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Corn dented reached 12 percent. Corn condition was rated 12 percent very poor, 19 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 28 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Soybeans blooming progressed to 78 percent, 22 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Soybeans setting pods progressed to 43 percent, 11 percentage points ahead of last year. Soybean condition was rated 7 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Cotton setting bolls reached 97 percent. Cotton condition was rated 5 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. Rice headed was reported at 51 percent. Rice condition was rated 10 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 24 percent excellent. Sorghum headed progressed to 59 percent. Sorghum turning color progressed to 8 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 20 percent poor, 41 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.

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