Ten percent of corn dented


SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 9, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois Monday afternoon.

Statewide, the average temperature was 69.2 degrees, 4.6 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.42 inches, 0.56 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 21 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 12 percent surplus.

Subsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 16 percent short, 73 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus.

Corn dough was 66 percent compared to the 5-year average of 64 percent. Corn dented was 10 percent compared to the 5-year average of 16 percent. Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 21 percent excellent.

Soybeans blooming reached 91 percent compared to the 5-year average of 90 percent. Soybeans setting pods was at 74 percent compared to the 5-year average of 70 percent. Soybeans condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.

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