Illinois harvest progresses amid dry wx

With very cool and dry conditions last week, Illinois harvest progressed at a good rate. Fall tillage is mostly finished while fertilizer applications are underway.

Ninety-eight percent of the state’s corn harvest is finished, ahead of last year and the five year average.

Soybean harvest increased to 96 percent, also ahead.

Ninety-six percent of the winter wheat crop planting is done and nearly three-fourths of the crop has emerged. 95% of the winter wheat condition is fair to good.

Sorghum harvest is 93 percent finished while pasture conditions are 30 percent very poor to poor and nearly 70 percent fair to good.

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