October 04, 2022

Illinois crop progress

There were 5.4 days suitable for field work during the week ending July 31. Statewide, the average temperature was 72.2 degrees, 2.5 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.43 inches, 0.59 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 3% very short, 23% short, 61% adequate, and 13% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 6% very short, 19% short, 64% adequate, and 11% surplus. Corn silking reached 91%, compared to the five-year average of 90%. Corn dough reached 31%, compared to the five-year average of 42%. Corn condition was rated 2% very poor, 6% poor, 18% fair, 52% good, and 22% excellent. Soybeans blooming reached 76%, compared to the five-year average of 81%. Soybeans setting pods reached 37%, compared to the five-year average of 51%. Soybean condition was rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 28% fair, 49% good, and 19% excellent.