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Corn maturity behind the five-year average

Illinois Agricultural
Statistics Service
There were four days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Aug. 31.
Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.08 inches.
The average temperature was 77.6 degrees, 4.2 degrees above normal.
Corn in the dough stage reached 97 percent, compared to the five-year average of 93 percent. Corn dented reached 72 percent, compared to 44 percent last year.
Corn mature reached 5 percent, compared to the five-year average of 24 percent.
Corn condition was rated at 82 percent good to excellent.
Soybeans turning color reached 14 percent, compared to the five-year average of 17 percent.
Soybean condition was rated at 78 percent good to excellent. Sorghum headed reached 92 percent and sorghum turning color reached 74 percent.
Oat harvest was 97 percent complete.
Pasture condition was rated at 1 percent very poor, 5 percent poor, 25 percent fair, 52 percent good and 17 percent excellent.
Topsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 8 percent short, 82 percent adequate and 9 percent surplus.
Subsoil moisture supply was rated at 1 percent very short, 16 percent short, 78 percent adequate and 5 percent surplus.

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