Wheat emergence passes 90%


SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 15, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued Monday afternoon.


Statewide, the average temperature was 48.3 degrees, 6.3 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.12 inches, 0.32 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 10 percent very short, 21 percent short, 66 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.


Subsoil moisture supply was rated 13 percent very short, 28 percent short, 58 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.


Winter wheat emerged was at 92 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 85 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

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