July 15, 2024

Illinois crop progress for the week ending June 16

Illinois crop progress.

There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork in the week ending June 16, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Illinois Field Office. Statewide, the average temperature was 72.0 degrees, 0.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.25 inches, 0.73 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 7% very short, 22% short, 65% adequate, and 6% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 4% very short, 19% short, 70% adequate, and 7% surplus.

Crop Progress

• Corn planted reached 97%, compared to 98% last year, and the five-year average of 95%.

• Corn emerged reached 93%, compared 98% last year, and the five-year average of 92%.

• Soybeans planted reached 93%, compared to 97% last year, and the five-year average of 91%.

• Soybeans emerged reached 85%, compared to 94% last year, and the five-year average of 83%.

• Winter wheat harvested reached 53%, compared to 9% last year, and the five-year average of 8%.

Crop Condition

• Corn condition was rated 1% very poor, 5% poor, 29% fair, 52% good and 13% excellent.

• Soybeans condition was rated 2% very poor, 7% poor, 30% fair, 50% good and 11% excellent.

• Winter wheat condition was rated 1% poor, 22% fair, 61% good and 16% excellent.

AgriNews Staff

AgriNews Staff

The Illinois AgriNews and Indiana AgriNews staff is in the field each week, covering topics that affect local farm families and their businesses. We give readers information they can’t get elsewhere to help them make better farming decisions.