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Crop progress report for Illinois



There were 5.4 days suitable for field work during the week ending July 31, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois on Monday.


Statewide, the average temperature was 72.2 degrees, 2.5 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.43 inches, 0.59 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 23 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 6 percent very short, 19 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 11 percent surplus.


Corn silking reached 91 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 90 percent. Corn dough reached 31 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 42 percent. Corn condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 22 percent excellent.


Soybeans blooming reached 76 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 81 percent. Soybeans setting pods reached 37 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 51 percent. Soybean condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 49 percent good, 19 percent excellent.

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