SPRINGFIELD - There were 3.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 17, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday for Illinois.
Statewide, the average temperature was 26.6 degrees, 14.7 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.23 inches, 0.43 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 3 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus.
Corn harvested for grain was at 80 percent, compared to 99 percent last year and 97 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean harvest was 92 percent complete, compared to 96 percent last year and 98 percent for the 5-year average.
Winter wheat planted was at 99, compared to 94 percent last year and 96 percent for the 5-year. Winter wheat emerged was at 85 percent, compared to 83 percent last year and 84 for the 5-year average.