Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending July 20, 2014.
There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 20. Statewide, temperatures averaged 68.0 degrees for the week, which is 10.5 degrees below normal. The state average for rainfall was 0.41 inches. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 22 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent very short, 27 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.
Corn silking progressed to 91 percent, 36 percentage points ahead of last year and 17 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average. Corn condition was rated 86 percent good to excellent. Soybeans blooming progressed to 48 percent. Soybean condition was rated 78 percent good to excellent. Cotton squaring progressed to 82 percent complete. Cotton setting bolls progressed to 23 percent, 22 percentage points ahead of last week, but 15 percentage points behind the 5-year average.
Pasture condition was rated 6 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.