Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Illinois Weather and Crop Report
This week's Illinois Weather and Crop report is showing 78% of corn and 73% of soybeans in the good to excellent range. Very few reporters are reporting topsoil moisture as short anywhere in the state. Some are still reporting subsoil moisture as short, but even if that is a valid observation, will it translate into short yields? We are getting to the time of year when a timely rain or two will produce good yields. It is also surprising considering our cool spring that our growing degree days since May 1 are near normal. This week's report seems to show optimism among the reporters.