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Weekly Crop Report

ILLINOIS FARMERS HAVE JUST ABOUT WRAPPED UP WINTER WHEAT HARVESTING. 

 

WINTER WHEAT HARVESTING IS NOW 96 PERCENT COMPLETE, WHICH IS ABOUT ON PAR WITH THE FIVE YEAR AVERAGE. CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER SAYS 60 PERCENT OF CORN IS NOW SILKING.

 

 

41 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS ARE BLOOMING AND EIGHT PERCENT ARE SETTING PODS. 62 PERCENT OF THE SOYBEAN CROP IS RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. 

 

 

ABOUT FIVE DAYS WERE SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK THIS PAST WEEK. THE SECOND CUTTING OF ALFALFA IS NOW 78 PERCENT COMPLETE AND AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE IS NOW RATED 11 PERCENT VERY SHORT, 17 PERCENT SHORT, 67 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND FIVE PERCENT SURPLUS.

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