Most crops emerged in weekly report


A sprayer shown in Ford County near Melvin this week / CIFN photo.

SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.9 days suitable for field work during the week ending June 13, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday for Illinois.


Statewide, the average temperature was 78.2 degrees, 7.3 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.70 inches, 0.24 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 6 percent very short, 28 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 5 percent very short, 25 percent short, 63 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus.


Corn emerged reached 98 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 90 percent. Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 28 percent fair, 57 percent good, and 11 percent excellent.


Soybeans planted reached 95 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 87 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 91 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 75 percent. Soybean condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.


Winter wheat condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 1 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 23 percent excellent.

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