Hot, dry conditions continue impact on Missouri’s crops
June 21, 2021 By Larry Lee Filed Under: 2021 Growing Season, Corn, Crops, Crops, Grains, Hay/Forage, Missouri, News, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Wheat
Above normal temperatures and below normal precipitation continued to impact Missouri’s crops last week. USDA reporters say the state had less than four-tenths of an inch of rain all week, with an average temperature of just over 79 degrees. Still, 65% of the cropland has adequate moisture, with 26% short and 4% very short.
Eighty percent of the state’s soybeans have emerged with one percent already blooming. Soybean condition was reported as 51% good and 5% excellent.
Corn condition around Missouri is 52% good, 5% excellent, and 36% fair.
Twenty-seven percent of the winter wheat for grain has been harvested. Cotton is starting to set bolls.
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