Woodford County, IL is currently not on the drought monitor for the week. Most of the rest of Central IL is abnormally dry.
Combines are rolling about an hour south of here. Some fields gave up on life as opposed to maturing.
WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING BEST DESCRIBES CURRENT CONDITIONS IN THIS COUNTY?
Mildly Dry (soil is drier than normal, plant growth may have slowed)
IF CONDITIONS ARE ON THE DRY END, WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING US DROUGHT MONITOR CATEGORIES BEST FIT CURRENT CONDITIONS
Abnormally Dry (D0)
Cooler weather, but still on the dry side.
Possibilities for rain in the coming week are welcome, but are not supposed to amount to any significance.
Pumpkins are being moved into rows and harvest has started in Tazwell County.
R6-7 depending on when the fields were planted.
Most corn is in the dent stage. Some fields are still green to the ground, others are completely brown.
The wheat fields in this area were not double cropped due to lack of rain.
Bean leaf beetles, grasshoppers, and stink bugs are in soybean fields.
Soybean diseases are prevalent, some fields with multiple issues. Stem Canker and SDS in Warren/Henderson Counties.