Corn 80%, beans 90% harvested


SPRINGFIELD – There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 25, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday afternoon for Illinois.


Statewide, the average temperature was 49.7 degrees, 2.4 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.75 inches, 1.07 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 7 percent very short, 17 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 10 percent very short, 30 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.


Corn harvested for grain was 80 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 76 percent. Soybean harvest was 90 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 80 percent. Winter wheat planted was at 89 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 73 percent. Winter wheat emerged was at 57 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 46 percent. Winter wheat condition was 5 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 9 percent excellent.

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