Planting is one percent complete in Illinois. (Zach Dietmeier/WJBC)
By Stephanie Pawlowski
BLOOMINGTON - Central Illinois will see more rain this week but mostly dry days.
Farmers in the region are hoping the rain holds off for a while. Shaun Tyson with Beck's Hybrids said the subsoil is a concern.
"I think the rain is penetrating, I think it's getting down there," Tyson said. "It's all going somewhere because we've had a tremendous amount of moisture and it's all gone somewhere and in large part it hasn't run off until this last set of storms that we had."
Tyson said one thing he learned from last year is that having to wait a little for planting isn't always a bad thing.
"Last year, we got in really early and some of the later-planted corn was some of the best corn because it missed some of the heat. So, having to wait a little bit isn't always a bad thing," Tyson said.
Tuesday's crest on the Illinois River of more than 29 feet eclipsed a 70-year record.
Tyson said last year at this point, some farmers were done with planting. He said he won't start to get concerned until the end of May.