Illinois farmers continue to harvest

Soybeans harvested reached 55 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 58 percent. (Facebook/Illinois Soybean Association)

By USDA

SPRINGFIELD – There were 5.1 days suitable for field work during the week ending October 16, 2022. Statewide, the average temperature was 53.0 degrees, 2.9 degrees below normal.

Precipitation averaged 0.59 inches, 0.08 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 22 percent very short, 31 percent short, 44 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 24 percent very short, 33 percent short, 42 percent adequate and 1 percent surplus.

Corn mature reached 88 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 94 percent. Corn harvested for grain reached 47 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 55 percent. Corn condition was rated 3 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 53 percent good and 20 percent excellent.

Soybeans dropping leaves reached 96 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 93 percent. Soybeans harvested reached 55 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 58 percent. Soybean condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 4 percent poor, 21 percent fair, 53 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.

Winter wheat planted reached 39 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 51 percent. Winter wheat emerged reached 8 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 22 percent.

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