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Missouri Planting Progress Continues
Missouri Ag Connection - 06/12/2018

Warmer temperatures for the week allowed planting to progress. Precipitation was below average across the state causing crop growth and soil moisture to suffer. Temperatures last week averaged 75.6 degrees, 5.0 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.21 inches statewide, 0.90 inches below normal. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending sunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 21 percent very short, 37 percent short, and 42 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 14 percent very short, 38 percent short, 47 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.

Corn condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

Soybean planting was 90 percent complete, with 81 percent emerged. Soybean condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.

Cotton squaring progressed to 24 percent, 19 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Cotton condition was rated 7 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Rice condition was rated at 4 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 19 percent excellent.

Sorghum planted is at 86 percent, 17 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average, with 5 percent headed. Sorghum condition was rated 7 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.

Winter wheat harvested progressed to 8 percent, 1 percentage point ahead of the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

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