State Crop Report for July 22


Published on July 22 2013 3:16 pm
Last Updated on July 22 2013 3:16 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

Crop development continued to take off last week in most parts of the state.  However, weather conditions have stressed some crops and farmers will need rain in the days ahead.

Meanwhile in the southern part of the state, fields have received ample rain and in some areas a little too much. The temperatures across the state averaged 80.7 degrees for the week, 3.9 degrees above normal.

There were 6.3 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture across the state was rated as 2 percent very short, 25 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus.

Corn conditions were rated as 1 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 19 percent excellent. Corn average height reached 75 inches, 12 inches taller than the previous week.

Soybeans blooming progressed to 50 percent with soybean conditions rated as 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

Pasture conditions were rated as 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.

Activities included spraying, baling hay and straw, and finishing the wheat harvest.