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First weekly crop report issued


A McLean County field is shown on Monday afternoon.

SPRINGFIELD – There were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork in the week ending April 2, according to the very first crop progress and weather report of the season issued Monday.


Statewide, the average temperature was 44.4 degrees, 2.8 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.67 inches; 0.30 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 4 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 44 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 60 percent adequate, and 34 percent surplus.


Winter wheat condition was 4 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 43 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

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