It was a hot week for Illinois crops as we hear in the weekly crop report. Temperatures and rain was above normal this past week and five days were suitable for fieldwork says Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener.
77 percent of soybeans are blooming and 33 percent are setting pods. 59 percent of the soybean crop is rated in good to excellent condition. Average statewide topsoil moisture is rated as 12 percent very short, 21 percent short, 59 percent adequate and 8 percent surplus.