Missouri producers make corn, soybean planting progress
May 17, 2021 By John Perkins Filed Under: Corn, Crops, Missouri, News, Soybeans, USDA, Wheat
The corn and soybean planting pace in Missouri remain a little bit ahead of average.The USDA says 84% of corn is planted, compared to the five-year average of 83%, while 60% has emerged, compared to 64% on average.36% of soybeans are planted, compared to 29% on average, and 14% has emerged, just ahead of the usual rate of 11%.65% of Missouri’s cotton crop is planted, compared to just 10% last week and ahead of the average pace of 54%.88% of rice is planted and 70% has emerged, both faster than normal.80% of winter wheat has headed, just ahead of the typical rate, with 52% of the crop rated good to excellent, down 1% on the week.Statewide average temperatures and precipitation were both below normal.Most of the state has adequate to surplus soil moisture levels, supplies of hay and other roughages, and stock water.
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