There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 9, 2019. Statewide, the average temperature was 71.8 degrees, 2.6 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.77 inches, 0.13 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 4% short, 54% adequate, and 42% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 2% short, 50% adequate, and 48% surplus.

Illinois Crop Progress for week ending June 9

Crop June 9 Last year 5-year avg.
Corn planted 73% 100% 100%
Corn emerged 51% 94% 96%
Soybeans planted 49% 96% 91%
Soybeans emerged 25% 89% 79%
Winter wheat headed 93% 100% 98%
Alfalfa hay 1st cutting 41% 87% 79%
Other hay cut 36% 79% 69%

Corn planted was at 73%, compared to 100% for both last year and five-year average. Corn emerged was at 51%. Corn condition was 3% very poor, 9% poor, 41% fair, 42% good, and 5% excellent.

Soybeans planted were at 49%, compared to 96% last year and the five-year average of 91%. Soybeans emerged were at 25%.

Winter wheat headed reached 93%, compared to 100% last year and the five-year average of 98%. Winter wheat condition was rated at 8% very poor, 19% poor, 43% fair, 28% good, and 2% excellent.

Alfalfa hay first cutting was at 41%, compared to 87% last year and the five-year average of 79%.

Pasture condition was rated as 1% very poor, 4% poor, 21% fair, 47% good and 27% excellent.

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

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