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Illinois Crop Progress and Conditions 8/5/19

Tue, 06 Aug 2019 14:59:13 CDT
There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 4, 2019. Statewide, the average
temperature was 73.1 degrees, 1.0 degree below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.36 inches, 0.44 inches below
normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 13 percent very short, 44 percent short, 41 percent adequate, and
2 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 5 percent very short, 35 percent short, 57 percent
adequate, and 3 percent surplus. Corn silking was at 81 percent. Corn dough was at 29 percent, compared to 79
percent last year and 58 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition was 5 percent very poor, 17 percent
poor, 37 percent fair, 35 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Soybeans blooming was at 72 percent, compared
to 95 percent last year and 90 percent for the 5-year average. Soybeans setting pods was at 30 percent. Soybean
condition was 6 percent very poor, 18 percent poor, 36 percent fair, 34 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

 

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