Illinois harvest is almost complete

Corn harvest
Soybeans harvested reached 95 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 98 percent. (Photo courtesy Flickr)

By USDA

SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.1 days suitable for field work during the week ending November 21, 2021. Statewide, the average temperature was 40.6 degrees, 1.3 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.26 inches, 0.41 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 11 percent short, 74 percent adequate, and 15 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 10 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.

Soybeans harvested reached 95 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 98 percent.

Winter wheat planted reached 90 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 99 percent. Winter wheat emerged reached 75 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 90 percent. Winter wheat condition was 2 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 11 percent fair, 70 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

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