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Weekly crop progress report


SPRINGFIELD – There were 2.7 days suitable for field work during the week ending October 17, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois on Monday.


Statewide, the average temperature was 61.4 degrees, 5.5 above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.83 inches, 1.23 above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 6 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 10 percent very short, 17 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.


Corn harvested for grain reached 62 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 59 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves reached 92 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 95 percent. Soybeans harvested reached 51 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 62 percent. Soybeans condition was rated 6 percent very poor, 12 percent poor, 12 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 21 percent excellent.


Winter wheat planted reached 51 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 54 percent. Winter wheat emerged reached 34 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 21 percent.

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