Illinois Weather and Crops

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Published on May 31 2012 8:06 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Millie Lange

ILLINOIS WEATHER AND CROPS

Another week of warm and dry condtions across the state provided 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork. Precipitation averaged 0.29 inches, 0.76 inches below normal for this time period and temperatures averaged 70.9 degrees, 5.8 degrees above normal. The main activities taking place over the past week included planting, bailing hay and spraying herbicide.Topsoil moisture was rated as 15 percent very short, 48 percent short, 36 percent adequate and one percent surplus.