Harvest is ahead of schedule


An area soybean field waits to be harvested on Monday / CIFN photo.

SPRINGFIELD – There were six days suitable for field work during the week ending October 3, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois on Monday.


Topsoil moisture supply was rated 9 percent very short, 18 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 8 percent very short, 29 percent short, 62 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.


Corn mature reached 95 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 82 percent. Corn harvested for grain reached 41 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 32 percent. Corn condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.


Soybeans turning color reached 94 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 93 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 83 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 77 percent. Soybeans harvested reached 32 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 25 percent. Soybeans condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 22 percent excellent.


Winter wheat planted reached 12 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 15 percent. Winter wheat emerged reached 1 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 2 percent.

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