Adequate rain around state
SPRINGFIELD - Most of the state received substantial rainfall with some areas experiencing localized flooding during the past week.
No major crop damage was reported in the weekly crop progress report issued Monday, but producers are concerned about how the tall corn stalks will hold up and lodging in soybeans. Statewide, the average temperature was 77.4 degrees, 3.7 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.63 inches, 0.79 inches above normal. There were 4.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 14.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 17 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.
Corn dough was at 79 percent, compared to 77 percent for the 5-year average. Corn dented jumped to 25 percent, compared to 32 percent last year. Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 26 percent excellent. Soybeans blooming was at 95 percent, compared to 93 percent last year. Soybeans setting pods was at 81 percent. Soybean condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 21 percent excellent.
Oats harvested reached 96 percent, compared to 95 percent for the 5-year average. Pasture and range condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.