State Crop Report for Week of August 5
Published on August 5 2013 4:37 pm
Last Updated on August 5 2013 4:37 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
Crop development was steady last week in most of the state. However, soybean development slowed down as some farmers were still awaiting a decent rainfall. Meanwhile, corn appeared healthy all around.
This week's state crop report indicated the temperatures across the state averaged 69.7 degrees for the week, 4.4 degrees below normal. There were 5.7 days suitable for field work last week.
Topsoil moisture across the state was rated as 2 percent very short, 23 percent short, 73 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.
Corn conditions were rated as 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 24 percent excellent.
Soybeans blooming progressed to 81 percent with soybean conditions rated as 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.
Pasture conditions were rated as 4 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.
Activities included spraying fungicides, mowing pastures and roadsides, and maintaining irrigations.