October 04, 2022

Illinois crop progress

There were 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Aug. 7. Statewide, the average temperature was 78.6 degrees, 4.9 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.50 inches, 0.60 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 8% very short, 16% short, 58% adequate, and 18% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 6% very short, 18% short, 64% adequate and 12% surplus. Corn silking reached 96%, even with the five-year average. Corn dough reached 55%, compared to the five-year average of 60%. Corn dented reached 2%, compared to the five-year average of 10%. Corn condition was rated 1% very poor, 4% poor, 20% fair, 54% good, and 21% excellent. Soybeans blooming reached 90%, compared to the five-year average of 89%. Soybeans setting pods reached 61%, compared to the five-year average of 67%. Soybean condition was rated 1% very poor, 3% poor, 26% fair, 50% good, and 20% excellent.