MO crop progress mixed on wide range of moisture


MO crop progress mixed on wide range of moisture

Missouri crop progress remains mixed after a week of extreme rain to continued harsh dryness.

USDA says corn silking is even with the normal pace at 92 percent. Corn doughing has passed 50 percent, up 16 percent on the week. The crop’s condition continues to fall with it coming in at 52 percent good to excellent.

Nearly two thirds of Missouri’s soybean crop is blooming, with 29 percent setting pods. Soybeans improved slightly to 53 percent good.

Missouri cotton squaring progress slowed further last week but is even with its average pace at 89 percent complete. Missouri cotton is rated 53 percent good, even on the week.

Nearly a third of the state’s rice crop has headed. Missouri’s rice condition improved to 56 percent good to excellent.

Pasture conditions in the state continue to be overly dry despite recent rainfall with 78 percent rated fair or worse; 20 percent rated good, and two percent rated excellent. Ground conditions are continuing to dry; topsoil moisture is 16 percent very short, 30 percent short, and 54 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture is 16 percent very short, 32 percent short and 52 percent adequate.