SPRINGFIELD - Corn and soybean harvest is in full swing statewide, with much progress expected in the coming week, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday (9-26).
Statewide, the average temperature was 74.3 degrees, 12.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.18 inches, 0.64 inches below normal. There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending September 25.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 88 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus.
Corn mature increased to 88 percent, compared to 78 percent for the 5-year average. Corn harvest was 24 percent complete, compared to 25 percent last year. Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 26 percent excellent.
Soybeans coloring increased to 88 percent, compared to 88 percent last year. Soybeans dropping leaves jumped to 62 percent, an increase of 31 percentage points over last week. Soybean harvest was 6 percent complete, compared to 18 percent last year. Soybean condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 15 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 23 percent excellent.
Winter wheat planted was at 1 percent, compared to 4 percent for the 5-year average. Pasture and range condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 15 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 22 percent excellent.