First weekly report of season issued
SPRINGFIELD – Colder temperatures and rain were reported throughout the state last week according to the first crop progress report of the season.
USDA-NASS reports there were 1.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 1. The average temperature was 41.9 degrees, 4.9 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.71 inches, .79 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 3 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 37 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 13 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus.
Winter wheat headed 2 percent. Winter wheat condition 7 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.