There were 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Nov. 3.
Statewide, the average temperature was 39.0 degrees, 11.8 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.19 inches, 0.37 inches above normal.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1% very short, 5% short, 65% adequate, and 29% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 2% very short, 7% short, 77% adequate, and 14% surplus.
Illinois Crop Progress for week ending Nov. 3 (% completed)
|Crop||This week||Last year||5-year avg.|
|Winter wheat planted||83||83||84|
|Winter wheat emerged||60||64||63|
Corn mature was at 95%. Corn harvested for grain was at 58%, compared to 92% last year, and 88% for the five-year average.
Soybean harvest was 77% complete, compared to 91% last year, and 91% for the five-year average.
Winter wheat planted was at 83%, compared to 83% last year, and 84% for the five-year average. Winter wheat emerged was at 60%.