State Crop Report for Week Ending June 22
Published on June 24 2014 2:13 pm
Last Updated on June 24 2014 2:13 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
Wheat harvest is underway in Illinois, with farmers harvesting 20 percent of the crop by June 22.
Heavy rain showers continued throughout the northwest and northeast parts of Illinois while the rest of the state received less than 2 inches of precipitation. Statewide precipitation averaged 1.45 inches, 0.54 inches above normal. There were 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 22.
Soybeans planted reached 96 percent. Soybeans emerged reached 93 percent, ahead of the 5-year average of 86 percent. Soybean condition was rated 73 percent good to excellent. Corn condition was rated 78 percent good to excellent. Sorghum planted reached 85 percent, ahead of the 5-year average of 81 percent. Oats planted and oats headed reached 95 and 74 percent respectively. Pasture condition was rated at 2 percent poor, 26 percent fair, 52 percent good, and 20 percent excellent.
Topsoil moisture was rated at 5 percent short, 77 percent adequate, and 18 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture was rated at 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus.