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Angie Peltier
Former Extension Educator, Commercial Agriculture

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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. State-wide corn planting progress on May 13, 2012 (USDA/NASS).
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Planting Progress - May 13

The Illinois Department of Agriculture released its agricultural progress summary for the week ending May 13.

State-wide, 95% of corn acres have been planted, with 76% having emerged (Figure). Planting progress is further along than at this time last year when 59% had been planted and 19% had emerged. Planting progress is also further along than the 5-year average.

In Western Illinois, 98% of the corn has been planted, with 64% emergence.

Mr. Marty Johnson, Research Specialist at the NWIARDC, has finished planting all bulk corn at the station (Figure).

Soybean planting progress is also further along than both 2011 and the 5-year average, with 44% of planting completed (Figure).

The Western and Southeastern regions lead the state in planting progress with 53% completed. Emergence in the Western region is 14%. Yesterday was the first day that I could see soybeans from the road in my drive to the office along Hwy 164.

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