According to the April 17 USDA Crop Progress report, temperatures in Missouri averaged 63.7 degrees, 9.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.32 inches statewide, 0.75 inches below normal.
There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 16.
Corn planting was 17 percent complete, 36 percentage points behind the previous year and 8 percentage points behind the five-year average. Corn emerged progressed to 1 percent.
Northwest: Jason Hull
We’re still trying to dry out. Friday morning (April 14) and through the day we got almost another half inch. In our area there was pretty much only fieldwork done on Thursday (April 13). There are more rain chances later this week.
North Central: Zane Jones
Most of my area has had a great week. Some rain in northern Grundy County last Monday (April 10) has kept guys out of the field all week. They are getting antsy as most of the rest of the area started planting corn midweek and have been very busy. It’s going in nice. Let’s hope for another nice week of fieldwork.
Northeast: Joshlin Yoder
The ground dried out and planters started rolling at the end of last week. However, some scattered rain kept it too wet for some to get started.
West Central: Jeff Knipmeyer
Corn planting really picked up this past week. Many guys were able to start Monday and Tuesday (April 10-11) and were able to plant most of the week. It looks to be another productive few days in the fields until our next rain chance mid-week.
Central: Brian Lehman
Corn planting started about the 14th of April in our area. Wheat continues to look good. Easter Sunday brought rain, and forecast is for a wet week.
East Central: Ricky Schwendemann
This was a productive week with a lot of fertilizer being applied and many people working ground. There were also a lot of planters running for the first time this year.
Southwest: Nolan Kleiboeker
We had a good rain on Easter and overnight. Most places had between an inch and an inch and three-quarters. Last week we had a really good week for corn planting. We got a lot of corn planted. On the intensively managed wheat, there’s a lot of second application of nitrogen put on. There was some fungicide put on. Sounds like it’ll be a wetter week this week.
Southeast: Laura Collins
We are 100 percent planted on corn. We are currently 67 percent planted on long grain rice. We are at 34 percent planted on soybeans. We haven’t planted any cotton as of yet. We have caught approximately an inch and a half of rain with another good chance of rain at the end of the week.