Illinois: Despite Rain, Corn and Soybean Harvest Advances — USDA

    Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending October 12

    Rainfall continued throughout the state last week and still continues to delay harvest. Isolated hail was reported in the East Southeast district. Statewide, precipitation averaged 0.54 inches, in line with normal precipitation.

    There were 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending October 12.

    The average temperature was 54.2 degrees, 1.8 degrees below normal.

    Corn mature reached 94 percent, compared to the 5-year average of 89 percent. Corn harvest was 35 percent complete, up 12 percentage points from last week. Corn condition remained at 83 percent good to excellent.

    Soybeans dropping leaves reached 91 percent, slightly behind the 5-year average of 92 percent. Soybean harvest was 29 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 52 percent. Soybean condition remained at 79 percent good to excellent.

    Sorghum mature reached 84 percent and sorghum harvest was 26 percent complete. Pasture condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 24 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.

    Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 5 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 24 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture adequate, and 11 percent surplus.

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