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Missouri Corn and Soybeans Progressing Well
Missouri Ag Connection - 07/28/2020

Temperatures last week averaged 80.1 degrees, 2.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.14 inches statewide, 0.16 inches above normal. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 5 percent very short, 21 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 18 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.

Corn silking was at 89 percent this week, 16 percentage points ahead of last year. Corn dough progressed to 38 percent, 1 percentage point behind the 5-year average. Corn condition was rated at 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.

Soybeans blooming progressed to 62 percent, 28 percentage points ahead of last year. Soybean setting pods progressed to 27 percent. Soybeans condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.

Cotton squaring progressed to 56 percent, 20 percentage points behind last year. Cotton setting bolls progressed to 22 percent, 2 percentage points ahead of last year. Cotton condition was rated at 2 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 37 percent fair, and 50 percent good.

Rice headed progressed to 19 percent, 7 percentage points ahead of last year. Rice condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 30 percent excellent.

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