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#Illinois #Plant17 Progress – May 8

Corn planted was at 65%, compared to the 5-year average of 63% for the week ending May 7. Corn emerged was at 29%, compared to 43% last year and the 5-year average of 32%. Soybeans planted was at 14%. Soybeans emerged was at 1%.

Producers reported some ponding and flooding in fields. There were 0.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 7. Statewide, the average temperature was 51.4 degrees, 6.5 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 1.89 inches, 0.92 inches above normal.

Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 41% adequate and 59% surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1% short, 56% adequate, and 43% surplus.

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