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74 Percent of Illinois Wheat Rates Good to Excellent
Illinois Ag Connection - 04/06/2021

There were 3.6 days suitable for field work during the week ending Sunday. Statewide, the average temperature was 45.6 degrees, 1.8 degrees below normal.

Precipitation averaged 0.04 inches, 0.84 inches below normal. Topsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 16 percent short, 70 percent adequate, and 13 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supply was rated 1 percent very short, 11 percent short, 79 percent adequate, and 9 percent surplus.

Winter wheat headed was 2 percent, up 1 percent over the 5-year average. Winter wheat condition was rated 4 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 17 percent fair, 61 percent good, and 13 percent excellent.

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