Day 4: July 2, 2021
10th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour Summary of the State of Missouri
The 2021 10th Annual U.S. Corn Belt Crop tour visited the state of MO on Day 4, July 2, 2021. We travelled from Quincy, IL northwest on Hwy 6 to Kirksville, MO down south to Gallatin before ending our tour in Kansas City, MO. It was an overall sunny day with one rainstorm along our travels with a high of 29 Celsius.
The state is behind compared to last year, with corn pollination and soybeans blooming, and ranked one of the lowest rated corn and soybean states. The state is very wet and lacking heat compared to last year. Farmers did plant into moisture, but many had to replant with too much moisture after planting in early May. Topsoil moisture (adequate/surplus) stands at 91% vs. 2020 at 81% and subsoil moisture (adequate/surplus) at 95% vs. 2020 at 87%.
NOAA MO 30-Day Precipitation Departure from Normal as of July 7, 2021
The record corn yield in Missouri was 186 in 2014 vs. 177 last year while soybeans hit a record in 2017 at 49.5 vs. 49 in 2020. Crops are stressing from excessive moisture but no disease pressure. If the state can finish strong it has great potential as rain makes grain! We rate the state a 6.5 out of 10.
Thank You to our proud prize sponsors Azotic North America and Empire Weather.
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