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Illinois: Soybean Harvest Begins

Ernst Undesser
From USDA September 17, 2012

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 16, 2012.

Agricultural Summary

Temperatures dipped below average this week, ending the week at an average of 65 degrees, 2.6 degrees below normal. Statewide precipitation averaged 0.16 inches, 0.60 inches below normal. The cooler temperatures and lack of rain for most of the state provided an average of 6 days suitable for field work. Topsoil moisture was rated at 15 percent very short, 34 percent short, and 51 percent adequate. Subsoil moisture levels were rated at 37 percent very short, 46 percent short, and 17 percent adequate.

 

Corn harvest continued to progress with 36 percent of the crop now being harvested. Corn harvest was 9 percent complete at this time last year and the five 5-year average for this time period is 13 percent. There was little change in the corn condition, now rated at 42 percent very poor, 33 percent poor, 18 percent fair, and 7 percent good. Soybean harvest is beginning in many areas around the state but only 3 percent of the crop has been harvested so far. Seventy-nine percent of the soybean crop is turning yellow, compared to 62 normally. Soybeans dropping leaves increased to 45 percent last week, compared to 26 percent last year and the five 5-year average of 32 percent. Soybean conditions were rated at 19 percent very poor, 23 percent poor, 37 percent fair, 19 percent good, and 2 percent excellent. Pasture conditions continued to improve last week with 20 percent rated very poor, 23 percent poor, 38 percent fair, 17 percent good, and 2 percent excellent.

Ernst Undesser
From USDA September 17, 2012