ST. LOUIS -- The National Agricultural Statistics Service has issued its Illinois Crop Progress and Condition Report for the week ending April 28.
There were 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week. Statewide, the average temperature was 54.9 degrees, 1.1 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.03 inches, 0.18 inches above normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 2 percent short, 45 percent adequate, and 53 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 56 percent adequate, and 43 percent surplus.
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Corn planted reached 9 percent compared to 28 percent last year and 43 percent for the 5-year average. Soybeans planted reached 3 percent compared to 6 percent for last year and the 5-year average. Winter wheat headed was 3 percent, compared to 5 percent last year and the 5-year average of 17 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 14 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 38 percent good, and 6 percent excellent.
For more information on NASS surveys and reports, call the Heartland Regional Field Office at 314-595-9594 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.