Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 1, 2011

Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist
By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist May 3, 2011 09:58

Mississippi Crop Progress Report: May 1, 2011

Week ending May 1, 2011 Released: 3:00 P.M, May 2, 2011

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in Mississippi, there were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, May 1, 2011. The deadly storms that moved across the Southern states last week flooded fields in the Delta. Those counties near the Mississippi River also experienced flooding from the high water, but some counties in the south-eastern portion of the state report a lack of precipitation. Soil moisture was rated 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 61 adequate, and 31 percent surplus.

National Agricultures Statistics Services (Mississippi) Crop Progress for Week Ending 5/1/2011
Crop

This Week

Last Week Last Year 5- Year Average
Corn Planted

97

94 98

98

Corn Emerged

93

84 91

91

Cotton Planted

7

5 35

31

Cotton Emerged

1

0

11

Peanuts Planted

2

3

9

Rice Planted

71

57 77

73

Rice Emerged

53

28 55

48

Sorghum Planted

40

37 59

53

Sorghum Emerged

21

14 49

37

Soybeans Planted

30

26 67

63

Soybeans Emerged 23 15 44

43

Wheat Jointing 100 100 100 100
Wheat Heading 98 93 85 93
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Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist
By Angus Catchot, Extension Entomologist May 3, 2011 09:58
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