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Majority of Missouri Corn, Soybeans Rated Fair to Excellent
Missouri Ag Connection - 08/13/2019

Temperatures last week averaged 77.0 degrees, 0.9 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.52 inches statewide, 0.30 inches below normal. There was 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 17 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.

Corn silking progressed to 95 percent. Corn dough progressed to 61 percent, 26 percentage points behind last year, while corn dented progressed to 6 percent. Corn condition was rated at 5 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 34 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Soybeans blooming progressed to 71 percent this week, while soybeans setting pods progressed to 38 percent, 27 percentage points behind last year. Soybean condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 42 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Cotton squaring progressed to 94 percent. Cotton setting bolls progressed to 55 percent. Cotton condition was rated at 7 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 55 percent fair, and 30 percent good.

Rice headed progressed to 55 percent this week, 34 percentage points behind last year. Rice condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

Alfalfa second cutting progressed to 95 percent, while alfalfa third cutting progressed to 45 percent.

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