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Planting rolls on in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Producers continued planting corn and soybeans in the latest weekly crop progress and weather report for Illinois.

There were 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 14. Statewide, the average temperature was 62.7 degrees, 1.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.91 inches, 0.06 inches below normal.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 57 percent adequate and 43 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 39 percent surplus.

Corn planted was at 75 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 77 percent. Corn emerged was at 47 percent, compared to 61 percent last year and the 5-year average of 50 percent. Corn condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 42 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Soybeans planted were at 23 percent. Soybeans emerged was at 6 percent. Winter wheat headed reached 86 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 7 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.

Pasture and range condition was rated at 3 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 25 percent excellent.

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