Weekly crop progress report


Soybeans are harvested in Livingston County last week / CIFN photo.

SPRINGFIELD - There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 4, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday for Illinois.


Statewide, the average temperature was 53.0 degrees, 7.9 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.68 inches, 0.07 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 7 percent very short, 23 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 7 percent very short, 25 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 2 surplus.


Corn mature was 89 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 85 percent. Corn harvested for grain was 26 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 39 percent. Corn condition was rated 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.


Soybeans turning color was at 95 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 93 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves was at 81 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 80 percent. Soybean harvest was 25 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 33 percent. Soybean condition was rated 1 percent very poor, 3 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 59 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.


Winter wheat planted was at 29 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 16 percent. Winter wheat emerged was at 9 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 2 percent.

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