Illinois fields enjoyed some rain and a little bit cooler weather as we hear in the weekly crop report. The statewide average temperature this past week was 75 degrees and precipitation was slightly above normal. Crop Statistician Mark Schleusener says 2 percent of corn is now silking.
23 percent of soybeans are blooming and 78 percent of the crop is rated in good to excellent condition, also a slight improvement. Average statewide topsoil moisture improved to 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 73 percent adequate and 18 percent surplus.