Crop Progress and Condition Report for the Week Ending Aug. 24
Widespread rain was received across Illinois last week with some areas of localized flooding in the southeast district. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending August 24th. Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.41 inches, 0.74 inches above normal. The average temperature was 77.4 degrees, 3.9 degrees above normal.
Corn in the dough stage reached 93 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 87 percent. Corn dented reached 48 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 53 percent. Corn condition was rated at 82 percent good to excellent. Soybeans setting pods reached 94 percent, ahead of the 5-year average of 88 percent. Soybean condition was rated at 78 percent good to excellent. Sorghum headed reached 90 percent and sorghum turning color reached 58 percent. Oat harvest was rated 93 percent complete, behind the 5-year average of 98 percent.
Pasture condition was rated at 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 51 percent good, and 14 percent excellent. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent very short, 13 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent very short, 21 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.