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Missouri Cotton and Rice Rated Mostly Fair to Good
Missouri Ag Connection - 06/11/2019

Temperatures last week averaged 73.3 degrees, 3.0 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.89 inches statewide, 0.24 inches below normal. There was 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 30 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 65 percent adequate, and 35 percent surplus.

Corn planted progressed to 81 percent this week, 19 percentage points behind last year, while corn emerged progressed to 67 percent. Corn condition was rated at 5 percent very poor, 26 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 25 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.

Soybeans planted progressed to 37 percent, 52 percentage points behind last year, while soybeans emerged progressed to 20 percent.

Cotton planted progressed to 80 percent. Cotton condition was rated at 7 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 54 percent fair, and 32 percent good.

Rice planted progressed to 85 percent, 13 percentage points behind the 5-year average, while rice emerged progressed to 79 percent. Rice condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

Winter wheat headed progressed to 97 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated at 4 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 1 percent excellent.

Alfalfa first cutting progressed to 51 percent, 30 percentage points behind last year. Other Hay first cutting progressed to 27 percent, 27 percentage points behind last year.

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