There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 7, 2019. Statewide, the average temperature was 79.8 degrees, 4.8 degrees above normal.

Precipitation averaged 1.33 inches, 0.43 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 6% short, 66% adequate, and 28% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 4% short, 63% adequate, and 33% surplus.

Illinois Crop Progress for week ending July 7

Crop This week Last year 5-year avg.
Corn emerged 95 100 100
Corn silking 4 71 41
Soybeans planted 93 100 99
Soybeans emerged 86 100 98
Soybeans blooming 2 61 34
Winter wheat harvested 74 91 87
Alfalfa hay 1st cutting 91 100 98
Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting 21 60 53
Other hay cut 89 100 96

Corn emerged was at 95%. Corn silking was at 4%. Corn condition was 6% very poor, 16% poor, 41% fair, 32% good, and 5% excellent.

Soybeans planted was at 93%, compared to 100% last year and the five-year average of 99%. Soybeans emerged was at 86%. Soybean blooming was at 2%. Soybean condition was 6% very poor, 18% poor, 38% fair, 34% good, and 4% excellent.

Winter wheat harvested was 74%, compared to 91% for last year and 87% for the five-year average.

Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Heartland Regional Field Office

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