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Illinois Crop Progress and Conditions 10/13/19

Wed, 16 Oct 2019 15:17:24 CDT
There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 13, 2019. Statewide, the average
temperature was 54.7 degrees, 1.0 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.03 inches, 0.50 inches above
normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 4 percent very short, 13 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 14
percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 7 percent very short, 15 percent short, 65 percent adequate,
and 13 percent surplus. Corn dented was at 96 percent. Corn mature was at 73 percent. Corn harvested for grain was
at 23 percent, compared to 70 percent last year and 59 percent for the 5-year average. Corn condition was 6 percent
very poor, 15 percent poor, 35 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 6 percent excellent. Soybean coloring was at 95
percent. Soybean dropping leaves was at 80 percent. Soybean harvest was 27 percent complete, compared to 59
percent last year and 55 percent for the 5-year average. Soybean condition was 7 percent very poor, 12 percent poor,
38 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 5 percent excellent. Winter wheat planted was at 38 percent, compared to 34
percent last year and 35 percent for the 5-year average. Winter wheat emerged was at 13 percent.


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