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Corn planting 8 percent complete

(CIFN file photo)

There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 19, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois Monday.

Statewide, the average temperature was 40.5 degrees, 13.0 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.59 inches, 0.36 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 4 percent short, 87 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.

Corn planted reached 8 percent complete in Illinois compared to the 5-year average of 11 percent. Soybeans planted in the state reached 2 percent.

Winter wheat headed was at 2 percent compared to the 5-year average of 4 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 47 percent good, and 21 percent excellent.

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