1 year ago by Jim Dewey
There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 11 which allowed producers to make good progress planting.
Corn planting progressed to 86 percent complete, up 23 percentage points from last week and up 59 percentage points from last year. Corn emerged progressed to 53 percent which is 13 percent ahead of the 5-year average.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 26 percent short, 63 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 10 percent very short, 35 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.
Winter wheat progressed to 34 percent headed. Winter wheat condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
Soybean planting progressed to 16 percent complete, 15 percentage points ahead of last year and 3 percentage points ahead of the 5-year average.
Rice planting progressed to 80 percent complete. Rice emerged progressed to 44 percent.
Cotton planting progressed to 44 percent complete. Pasture condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 49 percent fair, 33 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.
Statewide, temperatures averaged 67.2 degrees, which is 6.6 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.85 inches statewide.