Majority of Illinois corn and soybeans have emerged


Majority of Illinois corn and soybeans have emerged

Corn emerged in an Illinois field this same week in 2019

Corn and soybeans across Illinois are emerging in a timely fashion putting this year’s crops ahead of the five-year average.

The USDA reports as of Sunday 86% of corn had emerged compared to 72% on average and 74% of soybeans had sprouted compared to the average 46%.

Corn planting has reached 95% complete with a crop rating of 80% good to excellent, up 9 percentage points on the week. Soybean planting is 89% finished and receiving a 67% good to excellent rating for the first soybean condition rating of the year.

Winter wheat is also progressing well with 95% of the crop headed and a rating of 87% good to excellent up three points from the week before. That is also the highest wheat rating for this week over the past 10 years.

Just over 70% of the first cutting of alfalfa hay is also complete.