There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 30. Statewide, the average temperature was 76.7 degrees, 2.5 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.80 inches, 0.14 inches below normal.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1% short, 53% adequate,and 46% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1% short, 53% adequate, and 46% surplus.
Illinois Crop Progress for week ending June 30
|Crop||June 30||Last year||5-year avg.|
|Winter wheat harvested||47||81||71|
|Alfalfa hay 1st cutting||86||100||96|
|Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting||11||41||35|
|Other hay cut||80||98||93|
Corn planted was at 95%. Corn emerged was at 89%. Corn condition was 5% very poor, 14% poor, 39% fair, 36% good, and 6% excellent.
Soybeans planted was at 87%, compared to 100% last year and the five-year average of 98%. Soybeans emerged was at 78%. Soybean condition was 4% very poor, 13% poor, 39% fair, 38% good, and 6% excellent.
Winter wheat harvested was 47% complete, compared to 81% for last year and 71% for the five-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated at 9% very poor, 17% poor, 39% fair, 32% good, and 3% excellent.
Source: USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Heartland Regional Field Office