Two major cash crops in Illinois much closer to normal progress now

Corn planted reached 95 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 89 percent. Soybeans planted reached 88 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 78 percent. (Facebook/Illinois Farm Bureau)

By USDA

SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.7 days suitable for field work during the week ending June 5, 2022. Statewide, the average temperature was 71.1 degrees, 3.1 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 0.40 inches, 0.51 inches degrees below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 9 percent short, 84 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 2 percent very short, 6 percent short, 85 percent adequate, and 7 percent surplus.

Corn planted reached 95 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 89 percent. Corn emerged reached 89 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 80 percent. Corn condition was rated 1 percent poor, 18 percent fair, 66 percent good, and 15 percent excellent.

Soybeans planted reached 88 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 78 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 75 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 63 percent. Soybean condition was rated 2 percent poor, 16 percent fair, 68 percent good, 14 percent excellent.

Winter wheat headed was 97 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 95 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 4 percent poor, 19 percent fair, 55 percent good, and 22 percent excellent.

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