Almost 90% of corn silking
SPRINGFIELD – There were five days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 26, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday for Illinois.
Statewide, the average temperature was 77.0 degrees, 1.1 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.23 inches, 0.26 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent very short, 8 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus.
Corn silking was at 89 percent compared to the 5-year average of 84 percent. Corn dough was at 22 percent compared to the 5-year average of 28 percent. Corn condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 60 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.
Soybeans blooming reached 67 percent compared to the 5-year average of 74 percent. Soybeans setting pods was at 36 percent compared to the 5-year average of 38 percent. Soybeans condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.
Winter wheat harvested was at 97 percent compared to the previous year at 97 percent and the 5-year average of 98 percent.