Missouri crops advance during cool, wet week

2017-08-10T07:00:00Z Missouri crops advance during cool, wet week Illinois Farmer Today
August 10, 2017 7:00 am

The state of Missouri experienced above normal rainfall last week while temperatures averaged 71.1 degrees, 4.9 degrees below normal, according to the Aug. 7 USDA Crop Progress report. Precipitation averaged 1.81 inches statewide, 1.07 inches above normal. There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Aug. 6.

Corn in the dough stage reached 69 percent, up 14 percentage points from last week. Corn dented reached 26 percent.

Soybeans blooming reached 79 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 46 percent.

Northwest: Jason Hull

We had a cooler than normal week last week but no moisture to speak off. Misty but no accumulation. Kind of need a drink of water. Starting to see some stress in the poorer parts of the field.

North Central: Zane Jones

Light drizzle is all we got Sunday morning, didn’t live up to all the hype again. I’d say missing that rain took 10 to 15 bushels off the beans at least. We will start cutting silage next week. Corn is going to yield quite a bit less than last year — that’s for sure.

Northeast: Joshlin Yoder

Some cooler temperatures with some small, scattered showers have helped the area, but the beans could use a good rain to help fill pods.

West Central: Jeff Knipmeyer

We had cooler temperatures in our area this past week. Guys are making fungicide/insecticide applications to soybeans. Most people got a nice rain over the weekend. Both corn and soybeans continue to look good.

Central: Brian Lehman

We had around 3 inches of rain over the weekend with others in the area receiving more. Crops continue to progress right along with the rain. Dairy farmers around are starting to chop corn silage.

East Central: Ricky Schwendemann

We got three-tenths of an inch of rain Saturday night (Aug. 5). Most of the crops are hanging in there, but there are spots where the corn is burnt up.

Southwest: Nolan Kleiboeker

From Thursday through Sunday morning (Aug. 6), we got a pretty nice cool down in temperatures. Rainfall in this area was around 2.5 inches. Some higher amounts elsewhere. Pretty nice weather. Some chopping corn for silage. A few out cutting alfalfa.

Southeast: Laura Collins

Finally caught some rain. About an inch, give or take. Shut the pumps off for a bit and are catching up on some shop work.

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