Emergence, planting nearly complete

June 16, 2020

 

SPRINGFIELD - There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 14, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report for Illinois issued Monday.

 

Statewide, the average temperature was 71.8 degrees, 0.7 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.59 inches, 0.38 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 3 percent very short, 20 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.

 

Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 12 percent short, 81 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.

 

Corn emerged reached 96 percent compared to the previous year at 67 percent and the 5-year average of 92 percent. Corn condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

 

Soybeans planted reached 94 percent compared to the previous year at 64 percent and the 5-year average of 88 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 84 percent compared to the previous year at 43 percent and the 5-year average of 77 percent. Soybeans condition was rated at 3 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

 

Winter wheat headed was at 97 percent compared to the previous year at 96 percent and the 5-year average of 99 percent. Winter wheat harvested was at 3 percent compared to the previous year at 4 percent and the 5-year average of 15 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 9 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.

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