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20 Percent of Missouri Winter Wheat in the Ground
Missouri Ag Connection - 10/13/2021

There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Temperatures last week averaged 68.2 degrees statewide, 9.8 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.48 inches, 0.23 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 26 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 24 percent short, and 72 percent adequate.

Corn mature was 98 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 96 percent. Corn harvested for grain was 64 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 59 percent.

Soybeans turning color was 92 percent, even with the 5-year average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 78 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 73 percent. Soybeans harvested was 22 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 20 percent. Soybeans condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

Cotton bolls opening was 87 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 95 percent. Cotton harvested was 10 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 32 percent. Cotton condition was rated 5 percent poor, 29 percent fair, and 66 percent good. Rice harvested was 68 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 82 percent.

Winter wheat planted was 20 percent, even with the 5-year average. Winter wheat emerged was 7 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 8 percent.


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