Weekly crop progress report

SPRINGFIELD – There were 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 3, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday.

Statewide, the average temperature was 39.0 degrees, 11.8 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.19 inches, 0.37 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 29 percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent very short, 7 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus.

Corn mature was at 95 percent. Corn harvested for grain was at 58 percent, compared to 92 percent last year and 88 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean harvest was 77 percent complete, compared to 91 percent last year and 91 percent for the 5-year average.

Winter wheat planted was at 83 percent, compared to 83 percent last year and 84 percent for the 5-year average. Winter wheat emerged was at 60 percent.

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