MO crops progress picks up with drier week

Missouri’s crop progress picked up the pace last week.

USDA says nearly all the state’s corn has emerged. The crop’s rating dropped some to 70 percent good to excellent.

Eighty-five percent of Missouri’s soybean crop is planted, even with the average. Soybean emergence is 69 percent and the crop’s rating dropped slightly to 60 percent good to excellent.

Missouri cotton squaring is progressing slowly at six percent.

Rice is rated 67 percent good to excellent.

Missouri’s winter wheat harvest has passed a third complete with 88 percent of the crop rated fair or better, slightly down from last week.

Pasture conditions in the state fell from last week but are nearly all fair or better; 62 percent rated good, and six percent rated excellent. Ground conditions were dryer than last week; topsoil moisture is 75 percent adequate and five percent surplus. Subsoil moisture is 85 percent adequate and five percent surplus.  

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