Cool, wet weather impacting Summer crops...

Cool, wet weather impacting Summer crops...

According to the Illinois Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, cooler-than-normal temperatures with rain last week caused some low land flooding and ponding in fields. Many producers are predicting a small amount of corn replanting will need to be done.

Temperatures averaged 4.0 degrees below normal across the state. Statewide precipitation averaged 1.31 inches above normal.

Topsoil moisture was rated 44 percent adequate and 56 percent surplus.

Corn plantings are basically complete and corn emergence is at 78 percent compared to the five-year average of 53 percent. Soybeans are 42 percent planted compared to the five-year average of 36 percent. Soybean emergence is at 12 percent compared to the five-year average of 8 percent.

Winter wheat is 60 percent headed and 8 percent filled.

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