Illinois farmers have caught up on the harvest

Corn harvested for grain reached 78 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 77 percent. (WJBC file photo)


SPRINGFIELD – There were 4.8 days suitable for field work during the week ending October 30, 2022. Statewide, the average temperature was 52.9 degrees, 1.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.43 inches, 0.92 inches above normal.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated 13 percent very short, 26 percent short, and 61 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 17 percent very short, 36 percent short, and 47 percent adequate.

Corn mature reached 97 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 99 percent. Corn harvested for grain reached 78 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 77 percent.

Soybeans harvested reached 89 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 83 percent.

Winter wheat planted reached 80 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 79 percent. Winter wheat emerged reached 26 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 58 percent. Winter wheat condition was 2 percent very poor, 17 percent poor, 46 percent fair, 29 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.

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