Dry Weather Causes Crop Concerns

1 decade 1 year 2 months ago Tuesday, July 31 2007 Jul 31, 2007 Tuesday, July 31, 2007 3:42:54 AM CDT July 31, 2007 in News
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COLUMBIA (AP) - Continued dry weather is putting Missouri crops at risk, but conditions are slightly better than a year ago. The Missouri Agricultural Statistics Service says warm and mostly dry weather is leading to deteriorating row crop and pasture conditions, especially in the northeast. Dryland corn and soybeans in the southeast also need moisture. Every district reports a decline in topsoil moisture. Statewide, the agency reports topsoil moisture at 20 percent very short, 44 percent short and 36 percent adequate. Corn conditions in the western two-thirds of the state remained steady from the previous week, but the three eastern districts declined significantly. Soybean planting is 64 percent complete, with conditions rated 14 percent poor to very poor, 36 percent fair, 43 percent good and seven percent excellent.

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