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Missouri Corn Harvest Advances to 13 Percent
Missouri Ag Connection - 09/22/2020

Temperatures last week averaged 64.7 degrees, 2.2 degrees below normal. The Central part of the state received the only measurable rainfall. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Seunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 21 percent short and 75 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 21 percent short and 76 percent adequate.

Corn mature progressed to 65 percent compared to the 5-year average of 71 percent. Corn harvested for grain was 13 percent complete compared to the 5-year average of 26 percent. Corn condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.

Soybeans turning color was 57 percent compared to the 5-year average of 53 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves was 24 percent compared to the 5-year average of 22 percent. Soybean condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.

Cotton bolls opening progressed to 62 percent compared to the 5-year average of 65 percent. Cotton harvested was 2 percent, even with the 5-year average. Cotton condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 37 percent fair, and 50 percent good.

Rice harvested progressed to 16 percent compared to the 5-year average of 38 percent. Rice condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 22 percent excellent.


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