Rains fell heaviest across the northern half of the state last week and slowed soybean harvest, but statewide corn harvest continued with little interruption.
The unseasonably warm weather and rather breezy conditions helped dry fields out quickly after the rain showers moved through. Temperatures across the state were 7 to 9 degrees above normal for the week and precipitation averaged .90 inches statewide, only slightly above normal.
Corn harvest made its greatest strides in central and northern Illinois last week with many reporting varied yields and low moisture levels.
Soybean harvest progressed greatest last week in central to southern Illinois and yields were being found as a pleasant surprise. Fall tillage and fertilizer spreading are getting started as well as wheat seeding in southern Illinois.