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Harvest progress continues statewide


A cornfield is harvested in Livingston County last week / CIFN photo.

SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.5 days suitable for field work during the week ending September 26, according to the weekly crop progress report issued Monday for Illinois.


Statewide, the average temperature was 64.0 degrees, 2.7 above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.21 inches, 0.38 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 11 percent very short, 29 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 11 percent very short, 30 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.


Corn mature reached 83 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 69 percent. Corn harvested for grain reached 21 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 18 percent. Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 21 percent excellent.


Soybeans turning color reached 86 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 84 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 66 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 59 percent. Soybeans harvested reached 10 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 11 percent. Soybeans condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.


Winter wheat planted reached 2 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 4 percent.

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