Planting continues despite wet, cool weather

By Randy Harrison
rharrison@robdailynews.com
Posted 5/22/20

Corn and soybean planting continued ahead of schedule during the past week, despite Crawford County being cooler and soggier than the rest of Illinois.

Corn planted reached 83 percent compared to …

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Planting continues despite wet, cool weather

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Corn and soybean planting continued ahead of schedule during the past week, despite Crawford County being cooler and soggier than the rest of Illinois.

Corn planted reached 83 percent compared to the previous year at 20 percent and the five-year average of 75 percent.

Corn emerged reached 43 percent compared to the previous year at 9 percent and the average of 56 percent.

Soybeans planted reached 59 percent compared to the previous year at 7 percent and the average of 40 percent.

Beans emerged reached 21 percent compared to the previous year at 1 percent and the average of 16 percent.

Winter wheat headed was at 67 percent compared to the previous year at 56 and the average of 72 percent.

Wheat condition was rated 5 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 46 percent good and 17 percent excellent.

Statewide, the average temperature was 49.8 degrees, 10 degrees below normal. Locally, however, the average temperature was slightly less than 48.8.

Precipitation averaged .77 inches, .19 inches below normal. Crawford County was on track with the rest of the state until Sunday’s storms dropped 1.33 inches on the county, bringing the total for the week up to 2.04 inches.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 49 percent adequate and 50 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent short, 62 percent adequate and 37 percent surplus.

There were 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork last week.

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