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Planting nears finish line


SPRINGFIELD – There were 3.9 days suitable for field work during the week ending May 29, according to this week’s crop progress and weather report for Illinois.


Topsoil moisture supply was rated 4 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 3 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 19 percent surplus.

Corn planted reached 89 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 84 percent. Corn emerged reached 76 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 71 percent. Corn condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 62 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.


Soybeans planted reached 75 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 67 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 52 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 50 percent.


Winter wheat headed was 91 percent, even with the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 11 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.

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