Precipitation was sporadic throughout the state last week. Rainfall totals ranged from .38 inches in Central Illinois to 1.14 inches in Southern Illinois. Some farmers reported flooding and standing water that hindered crop development.
However, most farmers reported dry conditions that allowed them to continue mowing and spraying, with a state average of 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork.
The state averaged .63 inches of rainfall, which is .13 inches below normal. Temperatures averaged 77.1 degrees, which is 2.7 degrees above normal.
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