A COOL, DRY WEEK PREVAILS AS PRODUCERS START TO WRAP UP THE FALL HARVEST SEASON

Biomass research plots (miscanthus and switchgrass) on SoyFace plots on UI South Farms.

IT WAS A COOL, DRY WEEK AS PRODUCERS TRIED TO WRAP UP THE FALL HARVEST. THERE WERE ABOUT FOUR DAYS SUITABLE FOR FIELDWORK, AND FARMERS MADE SOME PROGRESS SAYS CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER. 92 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN HARVESTED, UP FROM 86 PERCENT LAST WEEK. 82 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS BEEN HARVESTED AND 90 PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT NOW PLANTED. AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE NOW STANDS AT TWO PERCENT VERY SHORT, 14 PERCENT SHORT, 75 PERCENT ADEQUATE AND NINE PERCENT SURPLUS.

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