Weekly crop progress report issued


SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 19, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday.

Statewide, the average temperature was 76.3 degrees, 0.4 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.20 inches, 0.41 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 17 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 15 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.

Corn silking was at 69 percent compared to the 5-year average of 71 percent. Corn dough was at 9 percent compared to the 5-year average of 10 percent. Corn condition was rated at 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 29 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

Soybeans blooming reached 55 percent compared to the 5-year average of 59 percent. Soybeans setting pods was at 22 percent compared to the 5-year average of 24 percent. Soybeans condition was rated at 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.

Winter wheat harvested was at 94 percent compared to the previous year at 93 percent and the 5-year average of 96 percent.

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