Missouri crop ratings rise as harvest advances

Missouri crop conditions mostly improved last week.

The USDA says the state’s corn harvest has passed one third complete. Eighty-six percent of the crop is mature, and 67 percent is rated good to excellent, one percent better than last week. 

Five percent of soybean are harvested with three quarters of the crop turning color and half of the crop dropping leaves. Soybean conditions improved two percent to 64 percent good to excellent. 

Seventy percent of the cotton crop’s bolls are opening, and the crop fell to 69 percent good.

Rice harvest is 38 percent complete, and its rating held at 70 percent good to excellent.

Forty-three percent of Missouri’s pastures are rated good to excellent. Topsoil moisture is 42 percent adequate and one percent surplus. The state’s subsoil moisture is 64 percent adequate and one percent surplus.   

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