Crop Progress and Condition for the week ending Sept. 7
Rainfall and warm temperatures continued throughout the state last week. A few cases of Sudden Death Syndrome in soybeans were reported in some parts of Illinois. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending September 7.
Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.25 inches, 0.67 inches above normal. The average temperature was 72.7 degrees, 1.7 degrees above normal.
Corn dented reached 84 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 78 percent. Corn mature reached 17 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 36 percent. Corn condition was rated at 82 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans turning color reached 37 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 34 percent. Soybeans dropping leaves was rated at 7 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 11 percent. Soybean condition was rated at 78 percent good to excellent.
Sorghum headed reached 94 percent, sorghum turning color reached 77 percent, and sorghum mature was rated at 20 percent. Pasture condition was rated at 2 percent very poor, 6 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 49 percent good, and 19 percent excellent.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 7 percent short, 82 percent adequate, and 10 percent surplus. Subsoil at 1 percent very short, 15 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.