First weekly crop report issued


(CIFN file photo)

SPRINGFIELD – The very first weekly crop progress and weather report of the season was issued Monday afternoon for Illinois but doesn’t say a whole lot.

Statewide, the average temperature in the past week was 44.1 degrees, 2.0 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.78 inches, 0.86 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 43 percent adequate and 57 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 48 percent adequate and 52 percent surplus.

Winter wheat condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 45 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

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