Agronomy Blog

Northern Illinois Crop Progress

by Steve Crafton | May 15, 2018

We went from winter to summer here in Northern Illinois.  The past 3 weeks have been non-stop.  Usually we get going in our southern counties and work our way north but not this year.  Seems like everyone from just south of Peoria to the Wisconsin border got stated at the same time.  Crops are emerging and so far off to a great start.  I would say 92% of our corn crop and 84% of our soybeans are in the ground. We have experienced some nice rains throughout the region except for a pocket south of Peoria over towards Bloomington. They have only had a couple tenths of rain down there in the last 3 weeks.

As soon as we dry up I’m sure sprayers will start rolling and any acres left will be planted.  I have been traveling around taking emergence and vigor notes the past week and overall the crop is emerging nice and even with good stands.  Be aware of your surroundings and stay safe out there.

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