Below normal temps, precip last week
There were 6.6 days suitable for field work during the week ending June 11, 2023, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report for Illinois issued Monday.
Statewide, the average temperature was 68.2 degrees, 1.9 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.33 inches, 0.58 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 31 percent very short, 42 percent short, and 27 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 27 percent very short, 41 percent short, 31 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.
Corn emerged reached 97 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 88 percent. Corn condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 43 percent fair, 41 percent good, and 7 percent excellent. Soybeans emerged reached 92 percent compared to the 5-year average of 75 percent. Soybeans condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 44 percent fair, 40 percent good, and 7 percent excellent.
Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.