October 04, 2022

Illinois crop progress

There were 5.6 days suitable for field work during the week ending Aug.14. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 7% very short, 16% short, 64% adequate, and 13% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 9% very short, 12% short, 71% adequate, and 8% surplus. Corn dough reached 70%, compared to the five-year average of 74%. Corn dented reached 12%, compared to the five-year average of 25%. Corn condition was rated 2% very poor, 4% poor, 21% fair, 51% good, and 22% excellent. Soybeans blooming reached 93%, compared to the five-year average of 94%. Soybeans setting pods reached 73%, compared to the five-year average of 78%. Soybean condition was rated 2% very poor, 3% poor, 26% fair, 50% good, and 19% excellent.