State Crop Report for July 29
Published on July 29 2013 3:14 pm
Last Updated on July 29 2013 3:14 pm
Written by Greg Sapp
Rain and cool temperatures continue to benefit corn and soybeans.
The weekly state crop report indicates isolated portions of Central Illinois still need more rain while areas of Southeastern Illinois received too much. The temperatures across the state averaged 68.8 degrees for the week, 6.5 degrees below normal. There were 6.0 days suitable for field work last week. Topsoil moisture across the state was rated as 2 percent very short, 25 percent short, 69 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus.
Corn conditions were rated as 2 percent very poor, 7 percent poor, 27 percent fair, 48 percent good, and 16 percent excellent.
Soybeans blooming progressed to 65 percent with soybean conditions rated as 2 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 22 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.
Pasture conditions were rated as 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 23 percent fair, 58 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.
Activities included spraying fungicides, mowing pastures and roadsides, and baling hay.