Last week, weather patterns returned to more normal conditions, and fieldwork resumed at a brisk pace in most parts of Illinois.
Statewide precipitation averaged 0.67 inches, which was 0.34 below average. Temperatures were 62 degrees statewide. The drier conditions led to 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork.
Corn planted reached 95 percent statewide, 30 percent above the five-year average of 65 percent. Corn emerged reached 76 percent, 41 percent above the five-year average.
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