Missouri: Harvest Speeds Along in Dry Weather – USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 2, 2014.

    Minimal precipitation allowed produces another favorable harvest week. Corn harvest increased 10 percentage points from the previous week and soybean harvest was up 18 percentage points. There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 2.

    Statewide, temperatures averaged 49.2 degrees, which is 4.2 degrees below normal. Rainfall averaged 0.22 inches statewide. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 16 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.

    Corn harvest was 78 percent complete. Corn moisture at harvest averaged 16 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves progressed to 98 percent, and soybean harvest was 64 percent complete. Winter wheat planted progressed to 56 percent. Winter wheat emerged progressed to 34 percent. Cotton harvest was 60 percent complete. Rice harvest progressed to 96 percent complete. Fall tillage progressed to 24 percent, 22 percentage points behind the 5-year average.

    Pasture condition was rated 10 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

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