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SPRINGFIELD (Heartland Newsfeed) – There were roughly five days suitable for crop fieldwork in Illinois over the past week ending Sunday, April 12, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. The report was delivered Monday by crop statistician Mark Schleusener.
Temperatures in Illinois are above average
Across the Land of Lincoln, the average temperature during the week was 53.3 degrees. As a result, this is 4.7 degrees above normal.
Rainfall is below average, moisture supply still adequate
Unfortunately, rainfall was 0.45″ below normal. 0.38″ of precipitation was on record for the week.
Moisture supply on topsoil is rating at 6% short, 79% adequate and 15% surplus. Meanwhile, subsoil moisture supply has a 7% short, 78% adequate and 15% surplus rating.
Crop progress going slowly: Winter wheat harvest, corn planting
Corn planting and winter wheat harvests are sitting at 1% completion. Moreover, this is down 1% in comparison to the five-year average for corn. However, winter wheat harvesting has the same rate in line with comparisons to 2019 and the five-year average as a result.
Currently, the condition of winter wheat rates at 4% very poor, 6% poor, 29% fair, 42% good and 19% excellent.
The audio inclusion comes courtesy of the Illinois Information Service. The report below is courtesy of the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
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