A solid week of rainfall and near average temperatures kept the steady path to harvest going. Across Illinois, about 80% of the week was deemed suitable for fieldwork, at 5.4 days. The state's average rainfall was three tenths of an inch above par at 1.13 inches. The state average temperature was 75.4 degrees. It's usually 74 degrees in the 34th week of the year.
The local West Southwest District was the second warmest district by average at 76.3 degrees, when the district typically sees an average temperature of about 75 degrees in the 34th week of the year. The local district also received just under an inch and a quarter of rain on average, which was still half of an inch of rain above par.
95% setting pods: 91% = 1 year ago / 89% = 5-year average
3% turning color: 3% = 1 year ago / 1% = 5-year average
Condition: 6% very poor to poor / 20% fair / 74% good to excellent
94% dough stage or beyond: 89% = 1 year ago / 85% = 5-year average
63% dented: 39% = 1 year ago / 36% = 5-year average
Condition: 6% very poor to poor / 18% fair / 76% good to excellent
88% headed: 90% = 1 year ago / 81% = 5-year average
62% turning color: 60% = 1 year ago / 49% = 5-year average
25% mature: 20% = 1 year ago / 5% = 5-year average
Condition: 6% very poor to poor / 27% fair / 67% good to excellent
Pasture Condition: 23% very poor to poor / 35% fair / 42% good to excellent
Topsoil Moisture Supply: 8 very short/ 26 short/ 63 adequate/ 3 surplus
Subsoil Moisture Supply: 9 very short/ 31 short/ 59 adequate/ 1 surplus
All reports are available electronically, at no cost, on the National Agricultural Statistics Service web site. Just go online to nass.usda.gov.