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Much needed rain in weekly report

Corn is shown in Ford County last week / CIFN photo.

SPRINGFIELD – Much needed rain was reported throughout the state in the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday.

There were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 3, 2018. Statewide, the average temperature was 76.3 degrees, 8.6 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.20 inches, 0.30 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 3 percent very short, 19 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent very short, 18 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.

Corn emerged was at 91 percent, compared with 90 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 56 percent good, and 25 percent excellent.

Soybeans planted were at 94 percent, compared to 82 percent last year and the 5-year average of 77 percent. Soybeans emerged was at 85 percent. Sorghum planted was at 82 percent. Winter wheat headed reached 98 percent, compared to 100 percent last year and the 5-year average of 95 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated at 5 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.

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