SPRINGFIELD – There were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 3, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report for Illinois issued Monday.
Statewide, the average temperature was 58.1 degrees, 1.6 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.63 inches, 0.65 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 26 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus.
Corn planted reached 56 percent compared to the previous year at 10 percent and the 5-year average of 54 percent. Corn emerged reached 9 percent compared to the previous year at 1 percent and the 5-year average of 16 percent. Soybeans planted reached 31 percent compared to the previous year at 3 percent and the 5-year average of 12 percent.
Winter wheat headed was at 20 percent compared to the 5-year average of 28 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.