Eight percent of beans blooming


(Image courtesy of USDA-NASS)

SPRINGFIELD – There were 3.6 days suitable for field work during the week ending June 27, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois on Monday.


Statewide, the average temperature was 71.0 degrees, 2.9 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 2.74 inches, 1.84 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 7 percent very short, 10 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 32 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent very short, 15 percent short, 67 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus.


Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 16 percent excellent. Soybeans emerged reached 96 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 92 percent. Soybeans blooming reached 8 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 12 percent. Soybeans condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.


Winter wheat harvested for grain reached 63 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 65 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 13 percent fair, 44 percent good, and 37 percent excellent.

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