Missouri planting, emergence slows

Abnormally wet, cool conditions continued to slow planting last week.    

The USDA says corn planting progressed to 92 percent, even with last year. Eighty-three percent of the crop has emerged, 1 percent behind of last year.   

Soybean planting remains slightly ahead of last year with 49 percent of the crop in. Thirty-eight percent of the crop has emerged, nine percent ahead of last year.    

Rice is nearly fully emerged.

Nearly all the winter wheat crop has headed at 96 percent. 

Topsoil moisture was 57 percent adequate and 42 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was 74 percent adequate and 25 percent surplus. 

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