Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending August 31, 2014.
There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 31st. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.08 inches. The average temperature was 77.6 degrees, 4.2 degrees above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 16 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.
Corn in the dough stage reached 97 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 93 percent. Corn dented reached 72 percent, compared to 44 percent last year. Corn mature reached 5 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 24 percent. Corn condition was rated at 82 percent good to excellent. Soybeans turning color reached 14 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 17 percent. Soybean condition was rated at 78 percent good to excellent. Sorghum headed reached 92 percent and sorghum turning color reached 74 percent. Oat harvest was 97 percent complete.
Pasture condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 17 percent excellent.