August 19, 2022

Illinois crop progress

There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 24. Statewide, the average temperature was 78.8 degrees, 2.3 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.94 inches, 0.09 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 16% very short, 19% short, 60% adequate, and 5% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 17% very short, 15% short, 64% adequate and 4% surplus. Corn silking reached 81%, compared to the five-year average of 80%. Corn dough reached 17%, compared to the five-year average of 19%. Corn condition was rated 3% very poor, 9% poor, 17% fair, 53% good, and 18% excellent. Soybeans blooming reached 55%, compared to the five-year average of 69%. Soybeans setting pods reached 20%, compared to the five-year average of 36%. Soybean condition was rated 3% very poor, 6% poor, 30% fair, 46% good, and 15% excellent.