Planting nears completion in report

June 8, 2020

 

SPRINGFIELD - There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 7, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois on Monday.

 

Statewide, the average temperature was 74.7 degrees, 6.0 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.49 inches, 0.42 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 6 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus.

 

Corn planted reached 98 percent compared to the previous year at 65 percent and the 5-year average of 92 percent. Corn emerged reached 90 percent compared to the previous year at 46 percent and the 5-year average of 84 percent. Corn condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

 

Soybeans planted reached 88 percent compared to the previous year at 41 percent and the 5-year average of 79 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 67 percent compared to the previous year at 22 percent and the 5-year average of 65 percent. Soybean condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.

 

Winter wheat headed was at 93 percent compared to the previous year at 91 percent and the 5-year average of 97 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 8 percent excellent.

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