SPRINGFIELD – There were 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 23, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday afternoon for Illinois.
USDA-NASS reports the average statewide temperature was 69.7 degrees, 3.7 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 2.19 inches, 1.24 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 43 percent adequate and 57 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 45 percent adequate, and 55 percent surplus.
Corn planted was at 92 percent. Corn emerged was at 84 percent. Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
Soybeans planted was at 79 percent, compared to 100 percent last year and the 5-year average of 97 percent. Soybeans emerged was at 67 percent. Soybean condition was 4 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 40 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
Winter wheat harvested was 15 percent, compared to 61 percent for last year and 47 percent for the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated at 9 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 47 percent fair, 24 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.