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 width=IT WAS A WARM, WET WEEK FOR ILLINOIS CROPS.

TEMPERATURES AVERAGED ABOUT FOUR DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL AND SOME AREAS SAW LOCALIZED FLOODING SAYS STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER. HE GIVES AN UPDATE ON CORN PROGRESS.

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SCHLEUSENER SAYS 93 PERCENT OF CORN IS IN THE DOUGH STAGE…AND 48 PERCENT IS IN THE DENT STAGE.

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AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE AT TWO PERCENT VERY SHORT…13 PERCENT SHORT…76 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND NINE PERCENT SURPLUS.

58 PERCENT OF SORGHUM IS TURNING COLOR AND 92 PERCENT OF OATS HAVE BEEN HARVESTED. THE THIRD CUTTING OF ALFALFA HAY IS NOW 67 PERCENT COMPLETE.

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