State Crop Report for Illinois
Published on May 8 2012 6:17 pm
Last Updated on May 8 2012 6:17 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
Wet conditions slowed planting progress across most of the state last week with an average of 1.5 days suitable for field work, compared to 4.8 the previous week.
The state wide average precipitation was 1.82 inches, 0.91 inches above normal.
Planted crop progress was aided by the warm and wet conditions, with an average temperature of 68.5 degrees, 10.9 degrees above normal. Some farmers expect to replant corn acres due to oversaturation. Corn planted progress has reached 89 percent statewide, compared to 79 percent the previous week and a 5-year average of 47 percent.
Corn emerged jumped to 64 percent, compared to 34 percent last week and a 5-year average of 18 percent.
Soybean planting progress is at 21 percent, compared to 13 percent the previous week and a five-year average of 7 percent.
Oats headed reached 4 percent, while wheat headed is at 87 percent, compared to a 5-year average of 23 percent.
Topsoil moisture was rated at 6 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 26 percent surplus.
Corn condition is rated at 2 percent poor, 20 percent fair, 66 percent good, and 12 percent excellent.
Winter wheat conditions are now rated at 4 percent very poor to poor, 14 percent fair, 62
percent good and 20 percent excellent.