Another wet week for Illinois fields


Producers reported some ponding and flooding in fields throughout Illinois last week in the weekly crop progress and weather report.

There were 0.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 7. Statewide, the average temperature was 51.4 degrees, 6.5 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.89 inches, 0.92 inches above normal.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 41 percent adequate and 59 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 43 percent surplus.

Corn planted was at 65 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 63 percent. Corn emerged was at 29 percent, compared to 43 percent last year and the 5-year average of 32 percent.

Soybeans planted were at 14 percent. Soybeans emerged was at 1 percent. Winter wheat headed reached 78 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.

Pasture and range condition was rated at 3 percent poor, 14 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 28 percent excellent.

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