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Missouri Rice Harvest Ahead of 2018 Pace
Missouri Ag Connection - 10/08/2019

Temperatures last week averaged 68.4 degrees, 7.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.76 inches statewide, 0.03 inches below normal. There were 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 16 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 9 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Corn matured progressed to 87 percent, 12 percentage points behind last year.

Corn harvested for grain progressed to 35 percent. Corn condition was rated at 5 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 33 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Soybean coloring progressed to 77 percent this week, with soybeans dropping leaves progressing to 45 percent, 27 percentage points behind last year. Soybean harvested progressed to 6 percent this week. Soybean condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 34 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

Cotton bolls opening progressed to 83 percent, 16 percentage points behind last year, while cotton harvested progressed to 7 percent. Cotton condition was rated at 12 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 55 percent fair, and 19 percent good.

Rice harvested progressed to 84 percent this week, 15 percentage points ahead of last year.

Winter wheat planted progressed to 6 percent, 7 percentage points behind last year and 9 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat emerged progressed to 2 percent this week.

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