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PLANTING IS BEGINNING TO WRAP UP IN MOST AREAS OF ILLINOIS AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.

 

CORN PLANTING IS ABOUT DONE…WITH 97 PERCENT OF ACRES PLANTED AND 92 PERCENT EMERGED SAYS STATE CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER.

 

 

81 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN PLANTED AND 66 PERCENT EMERGED.

 

 

21 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS BEEN PLANTED AND 98 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT HAS HEADED.

 

AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IS NOW RATED AT ONE PERCENT VERY SHORT, NINE PERCENT SHORT, 72 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND 18 PERCENT SURPLUS.

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