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Missouri Crops Rated Mostly Good to Excellent
Missouri Ag Connection - 07/10/2018

Temperatures last week averaged 79.7 degrees, 2.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.23 inches statewide, 0.65 inches below normal. There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 28 percent very short, 41 percent short, 30 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 30 percent very short, 34 percent short, 34 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.

Corn silking was at 76 percent this week, up 28 percentage points from last week. Corn condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

Soybeans blooming reached 43 percent, compared with the 5-year average of 15 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 4 percent. Soybean condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 4 percent excellent.

Cotton squaring progressed to 71 percent, up 3 percentage points from last week. Cotton setting bolls reached 33 percent. Cotton condition was rated 5 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Rice headed was reported at 18 percent. Rice condition was rated at 15 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Sorghum headed was at 18 percent. Sorghum condition was rated 10 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.

Winter wheat harvested progressed to 95 percent, up 10 percentage points from last week.

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