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Angie Peltier
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Hill and Furrow

Current topics about crop production in Western Illinois, including field crops research at the NWIARDC in Monmouth.
Figure. Percent of corn planted in Illinois as of April 22, 2012. (USDA-NASS, Illinois Department of Agriculture)

Planting progress in Illinois


The Illinois Department of Agriculture released a planting progress report for the state this week. The percentage of corn planted by April 22nd was the highest that it has been in the last 10 years, with 59% planted statewide (Figure). In Northwestern Illinois, the southern-most counties including Henry and Mercer counties, 30% of the corn has been planted, with 3% already emerged. Soybean planting progress is not as far along with only 2% planted. In Western Illinois, which includes the NWIARDC, more planting has occurred with 75% of the corn acreage and 4% of the soybean acreage planted. Corn emergence is also further along, with 19% emerged.

To the original report is located on the National Agriculture Statistics Service website: http://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Illinois/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/current/current_il.pdf.



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