MO crop conditions continue to slide

Crop conditions are mostly lower in Missouri on the week as ground conditions are suffering.

USDA says corn silking has improved to 65 percent, five percent above a year ago. Corn doughing has progressed to 15 percent, up 13 percent from last week. The crop is rated 55 percent good to excellent, down five percent on the week.

Missouri’s soybean crop is 32 percent blooming, with eight percent setting pods. Soybeans are rated 51 percent good to excellent, with no change from last week.

Missouri cotton squaring is 81 percent complete, 17 percent lower than last year. Missouri cotton is rated 45 percent good, down sharply at 13 percent lower than last week.

Rice conditions have fallen to 61 percent, a four percent loss on the week.

Pasture conditions in the state fell sharply last week with most now rated poor to fair; 23 percent rated good, and two percent rated excellent. Ground conditions have continued to drop; topsoil moisture is 21 percent very short, 33 percent short, and 45 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture is 13 percent very short, 36 percent short and 50 percent adequate.    

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