4 months, 4 weeks ago From Illinoisagconnection.com
Producers were busy with anhydrous applications and tillage last week as fields continued to dry out and temperatures warmed up. Corn planting progressed to 5 percent complete but remained well behind the 5 year average of 22 percent. Oat and sorghum planting progressed to 51 and 3 percent repectively.
Statewide temperatures averaged 47.3 degrees, 6.7 degrees below normal. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.64 inches, 0.32 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture was rated at 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 78 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus.
Subsoil moisture was rated at 5 percent very short, 24 percent short, 65 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.
Winter wheat conditions were rated at 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 31 percent fair, 46 percent good, and 14 percent excellent.