Another week of limited work

SPRINGFIELD – There were 1.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 7, according to the weekly crop progress and weather report issued for Illinois on Monday afternoon.

Statewide, the average temperature was 48.4 degrees, 1.1 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.34 inches, 0.32 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 46 percent adequate and 54 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 54 percent adequate and 46 percent surplus.

Winter wheat headed was 1 percent, compared to 3 percent last year and the 5-year average of 1 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 8 percent poor, 32 percent fair, 50 percent good, and 5 percent excellent.

Content provided by Kent Casson/Central Illinois Farm Network

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