Missouri producers make corn, soybean planting progress
The corn and soybean planting pace in Missouri remain a little bit ahead of average.
The USDA says 84% of corn is planted, compared to the five-year average of 83%, while 60% has emerged, compared to 64% on average.
36% of soybeans are planted, compared to 29% on average, and 14% has emerged, just ahead of the usual rate of 11%.
65% of Missouri’s cotton crop is planted, compared to just 10% last week and ahead of the average pace of 54%.
88% of rice is planted and 70% has emerged, both faster than normal.
80% of winter wheat has headed, just ahead of the typical rate, with 52% of the crop rated good to excellent, down 1% on the week.
Statewide average temperatures and precipitation were both below normal.
Most of the state has adequate to surplus soil moisture levels, supplies of hay and other roughages, and stock water.