MO crop conditions fall on little moisture


MO crop conditions fall on little moisture

Missouri’s crops suffered last week under hot and mostly dry conditions.

USDA says corn silking has begun in the state, about a week later than normal. Corn is rated 69 percent good to excellent, down one percent on the week.

Ninety-three percent of Missouri’s soybean crop is planted, slightly ahead of the average. Nearly 80 percent of the crop has emerged, roughly on pace. Soybeans are rated 59 percent good to excellent, also down one percent on the week.

Missouri cotton squaring is past a quarter done but 10 percent behind normal. Missouri cotton is rated 60 percent good, down two percent on the week.

Rice condition in the state fell to 67 percent good to excellent.

Missouri’s winter wheat harvest is ahead with 65 percent of the crop out. The remaining crop is rated 61 percent good to excellent.

Pasture conditions in the state dropped last week but are nearly all fair or better; 54 percent rated good, and six percent rated excellent. Ground conditions are much dryer than last week; topsoil moisture is 63 percent adequate and three percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is 80 percent adequate and two percent surplus.