Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 29, 2014.
Warm conditions and scattered showers continued as precipitation ranged from less than one inch in the northeast to 2.3 inches in the southwest. Statewide precipitation averaged 1.48 inches, 0.51 inches above normal for the week ending June 29th. There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork. Average temperature was 75.7 degrees, 1.5 degrees above normal. Topsoil moisture was rated at 4 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus.
Wheat harvest jumped from 20 to 55 percent complete, but is still behind the 5-year average of 62 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 95 percent, ahead of the 5-year average of 91 percent. Soybeans blooming was 9 percent complete compared to the 5-year average of 7 percent. Soybeans condition was rated at 74 percent good to excellent.
Corn silking was at 4 percent, behind the 5-year average of 14 percent. Corn condition was rated at 80 percent good to excellent. Sorghum planted reached 88 percent, ahead of the 5-year average of 86 percent. Oats headed reached 84 percent, behind the 5-year average of 94 percent.
Pasture condition was rated at 2 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.