Wheat harvest moving along
SPRINGFIELD – There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Illinois during the week ending June 30, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday.
Statewide, the average temperature was 76.7 degrees, 2.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.80 inches, 0.14 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 46 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 53 percent adequate, and 46 percent surplus.
Corn planted was at 95 percent. Corn emerged was at 89 percent. Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 36 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
Soybeans planted was at 87 percent, compared to 100 percent last year and the 5-year average of 98 percent. Soybeans emerged was at 78 percent. Soybean condition was 4 percent very poor, 13 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
Winter wheat harvested was 47 percent complete, compared to 81 percent for last year and 71 percent for the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated at 9 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 39 percent fair, 32 percent good, and 3 percent excellent.