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Weekly crop progress report

A farmer works ground in Livingston County on Saturday / CIFN photo.

SPRINGFIELD – There were 1.3 days suitable for field work during the week ending April 17, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois on Monday.

Statewide, the average temperature was 49.1 degrees, 2.9 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.97 inches, 0.08 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 3 percent short, 40 percent adequate, and 56 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 5 percent short, 54 percent adequate, and 39 percent surplus.

Winter wheat headed was 4 percent, even with the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 10 percent poor, 45 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 10 percent excellent.


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