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.
Corn mature 95 100 100
Corn harvested 58 92 88
Soybeans harvested 77 91 91
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%.

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

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