21 PERCENT OF CORN HAS NOW BEEN HARVESTED IN ILLINOIS ACCORDING TO STATE AG EXPERT

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

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS FARMERS HAD MORE TIME IN THE FIELDS THIS PAST WEEK AS WE HEAR IN THE WEEKLY CROP REPORT.  21 PERCENT OF CORN HAS BEEN HARVESTED AND 73 PERCENT IS MATURE. CROP STATISTICIAN MARK SCHLEUSENER SAYS 58 PERCENT OF THE CORN CROP IS RATED IN GOOD TO EXCELLENT CONDITION. 30 PERCENT OF SOYBEANS HAVE BEEN HARVESTED. 23 PERCENT OF SORGHUM HAS BEEN HARVESTED AND NINE PERCENT OF WINTER WHEAT PLANTED. HOT, DRY WEATHER PREVAILED LAST WEEK. LEAVING AVERAGE STATEWIDE TOPSOIL MOISTURE LEVELS AT 36 PERCENT VERY SHORT, 48 PERCENT SHORT AND 16 PERCENT ADEQUATE.

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