Quincy, IL News - Journal930.com
Quincy, IL News - Journal930.com
Thursday, Sep 3, 2015

Illinois gets below-normal rain and temperatures

1 year, 1 month ago from Illinois Ag Connection

There were 6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday

There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.52 inches, 0.36 inches below normal. Average temperature was 67.5 degrees, 9.4 degrees below normal.

Wheat harvest reached 95 percent complete.

Corn silking reached 82 percent, ahead of the 5-year average of 70 percent. Corn condition was rated at 81 percent good to excellent.

Soybean blooming was at 69 percent, ahead of the 5-year average of 55 percent. Soybean condition was rated at 77 percent good to excellent.

Sorghum headed and oats headed reached 29 and 96 percent complete respectively.

Pasture condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 2 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 54 percent good, and 18 percent excellent.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 9 percent short, 83 percent adequate, and 8 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 14 percent short, 80 percent adequate, and 5 percent surplus.