Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 28, 2015.
Precipitation and localized flooding continued to limit fieldwork across most of the state this week, with Missouri averaging 1.83 inches of rain statewide. Areas of northeast Missouri received more than 6.00 inches of rain while areas of the southeast were dry. Temperatures averaged 76.3 degrees, 0.8 degrees above normal. There were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 28. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent short, 39 percent adequate, and 60 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 39 percent surplus.
Corn planting reached 96 percent complete, compared to 100 percent last year and 100 percent for the 5-year average. Corn emerged reached 94 percent, 6 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Corn silking reached 5 percent.
Soybean planting progressed to 62 percent complete, compared to 94 percent for the previous year and 94 percent for the 5-year average. Soybeans emerged reached 50 percent, 36 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Soybean blooming reached 1 percent.
Winter wheat harvest was 46 percent complete, 19 percentage points behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 52 percent fair, 25 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.
Rice planting reached 93 percent complete. Rice emerged reached 92 percent, and rice headed reached 7 percent.
Pasture condition was rated 2 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 17 percent excellent.