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Missouri Ag Connection - 09/15/2020

Temperatures last week averaged 69.1 degrees, 2.0 degree below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.26 inches statewide, 0.33 inches above average. There were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 15 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 20 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.

Corn dented was 96 percent compared to the 5-year average of 92 percent. Corn mature progressed to 44 percent compared to the 5-year average of 55 percent. Corn harvested for grain was 6 percent complete compared to the 5-year average of 15 percent. Corn condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 17 percent excellent.

Soybeans turning color was 26 percent compared to the 5-year average of 33 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 6 percent compared to the 5-year average of 10 percent. Soybean condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.

Cotton setting bolls progressed to 95 percent compared to the 5-year average of 99 percent. Cotton bolls opening progressed to 31 percent compared to the 5-year average of 49 percent. Cotton condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 41 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.

Rice harvested progressed to 1 percent compared to the 5-year average of 20 percent. Rice condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.


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