Wisconsin crops doing well, despite scattered moisture



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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