Illinois harvest winds down
SPRINGFIELD – There were 4.6 days suitable for field work during the week ending November 14, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday for Illinois.
Statewide, the average temperature was 46.3 degrees, 3.9 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.45 inches, 0.32 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 5 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 90 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.
Corn harvested for grain reached 95 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 92 percent. Soybeans harvested reached 93 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 96 percent.
Winter wheat planted reached 86 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 96 percent. Winter wheat emerged reached 71 percent, compared to the 5- year average of 85 percent. Winter wheat condition was 1 percent poor, 11 percent fair, 68 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.