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Missouri Corn Harvest Pace 21 Percent Ahead of Average
Missouri Ag Connection - 10/10/2018

Temperatures last week averaged 70.7 degrees, 10.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.52 inches statewide, 0.75 inches above normal. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Much needed rain helped soil moisture to rebound. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 12 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 8 percent very short, 31 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.

Corn harvested progressed to 76 percent this week, 21 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average.

Soybeans coloring reached 93 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 74 percent. Soybeans harvested reached 20 percent this week. Soybean condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.

Cotton harvested reached 50 percent this week, 22 percentage points ahead of last week. Cotton condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

Rice harvested progressed to 71 percent this week.

Sorghum turning color progressed to 95 percent, while sorghum matured reached 86 percent and sorghum harvested progressed to 42 percent this week. Sorghum condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

Winter wheat planted for 2019 progressed to 14 percent this week, with 8 percent emerged.

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