March crop progress report
The March crop progress and condition report for Illinois has been issued by USDA.
Statewide, the average temperature was 34.9 degrees, 4.7 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 2.45 inches, 0.16 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 44 percent adequate and 56 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 45 percent adequate and 55 percent surplus.
Winter wheat condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 10 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.