July 15, 2024

Illinois crop progress for the week ending June 23

Illinois crop progress.

There were 6.5 days suitable for fieldwork in the week ending June 23, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service Illinois Field Office. Statewide, the average temperature was 80.6 degrees, 7.2 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.74 inches, 0.21 inches below normal.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated 13% very short, 34% short, 52% adequate and 1% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 9% very short, 30% short, 59% adequate and 2% surplus.

Crop Progress

• Corn emerged reached 96%, compared to 98% last year, and the five-year average of 95%.

• Corn silking reached 1%, even with last year.

• Soybeans planted reached 96%, compared to 97% last year, and the five-year average of 94%.

• Soybeans emerged reached 90%, compared to 96% last year, and the five-year average of 89%.

• Soybeans blooming reached 4%, compared to 2% last year, and the five-year average of 2%.

• Winter wheat harvested for grain reached 72%, compared to 39% last year, and the five-year average of 34%.

Crop Condition

• Corn condition was rated 4% very poor, 6% poor, 28% fair, 50% good and 12% excellent.

• Soybeans condition was rated 3% very poor, 7% poor, 31% fair, 51% good and 8% 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.