Weekly State Crop Report for April 28
Published on April 30 2014 9:33 am
Last Updated on April 30 2014 9:33 am
Written by Greg Sapp
Producers made significant planting progress in the field last week in Illinois.
Temperatures slowly increased throughout the state.
Corn planting increased to 32% complete, in line with the five-year average of 33%. Oat and sorghum planting progressed to 66% and 7%, respectively. A few farmers switched to soybeans after they finished planting corn.
There were five days suitable for fieldwork with some moderate rain over the weekend.
Statewide temperatures averaged 57.6 degrees, 1.8 degrees above normal. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.62 inches, 0.23 inches below normal.
Topsoil moisture was rated at 11% short, 74% adequate and 15% surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 5% very short, 25% surplus, 65% adequate and 5% surplus.
Winter wheat conditions were rated at 2% very poor, 6% poor, 30% fair, 48% good, and 14% excellent.