Normal temperatures returned across the state. Crop conditions in some areas continued to decline due to the dry conditions and warmer temperatures. There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork. Topsoil moisture supply was 19 percent very short, 38 percent short, 42 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus. Topsoil rated adequate and surplus declined 16 points last week. The northern 3 districts were rated 85 percent or more short and very short. Subsoil moisture supply was 15 percent very short, 28 percent short, 56 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.
Field Crops Report
Eighty-five percent of corn was in the dough stage, 22 days behind last year and 3 days behind normal (5-year average). Corn dented was 49 percent complete, 27 days behind last year and 9 days behind normal. Corn mature was 6 percent, 29 days behind last year and 17 days behind normal. Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 15 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Soybeans blooming were 90 percent complete, 15 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Soybeans setting pods was 65 percent complete, 11 days behind last year and 5 days behind normal. Soybeans turning color were reported in the northwest, northeast, south-central and southeast districts. Soybean condition was 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 39 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Cotton setting bolls was 94 percent complete, 7 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Cotton condition was 8 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Rice headed was 80 percent complete, 11 days behind last year and 2 days behind normal. Rice condition was 4 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 23 percent excellent. Sorghum headed was 83 percent complete, 10 days behind last year and 4 days behind normal. Twenty-seven percent of sorghum was turning color and beyond, 13 days behind last year and 8 days behind normal. Sorghum mature was 1 percent, 15 days behind last year and 11 days behind normal. Sorghum condition was 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 4 percent excellent. Alfalfa hay 3rd cutting was 75 percent, 11 days ahead of last year and 2 days ahead of normal.
Pasture & Livestock
Pasture conditions were 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 11 percent excellent. Supply of hay and other roughages was 6 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus. Some producers in the north-central district are feeding hay since the pastures have dried up. Stock water supplies were 2 percent very short, 8 percent short, 85 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus.
Temperatures were 2 degrees below average to 4 degrees above average across the state. Precipitation averaged virtually zero inches statewide. The southeast district reported 0.03 of an inch. Reynolds County reported 0.12 of an inch. Only 7 counties received precipitation last week. Over the past 4 weeks the northwest, north-central, and northeast districts averaged 1.93, 1.48, and 1.16 inches of precipitation.