Wisconsin crops doing well, despite scattered moisture



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Wisconsin crops doing well, despite scattered moisture

Widely scattered showers helped some of Wisconsin’s crops last week.  USDA reporters say rainfall was spotty except for a band of thunderstorms between Tomah and Manitowoc.  Topsoil and subsoil moisture remains more than 18% short and more than 6% very short.

Thirty-four percent of Wisconsin’s corn is silking, with 1% already in the dough stage.  USDA reporters say 76% of the corn is in good to excellent shape.

Sixty-nine percent of soybeans are blooming with 28% setting pods.  The crop condition is 72% good to excellent.

Ninety-six percent of Wisconsin’s oats have headed, and 72% of the crop is rated good to excellent.

Potatoes are 95% good to excellent and 3% of the harvest is now done.

Alfalfa hay 2nd cutting is not 87% complete with 71% of the crop rated good to excellent.  Some farmers in the northeastern part of the state have already started third crop hay cutting.

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