Finally, a little dry weather for Wisconsin farmers! It might not have been as hot as the corn would’ve liked, but the Wisconsin soybean crop seems to be thriving according to the latest from the Wisconsin Ag Statistical Service.
Officials say as of Sunday, eighty percent of Wisconsin’s corn has reached the silking stage or beyond, 8 days behind last year. Seventeen percent of the corn has reached dough stage, 4 days behind last year. Corn condition was 70 percent good to excellent, unchanged from last week.
Eighty-seven percent of the state’s soybeans were blooming, two days ahead of average. Sixty-one percent were setting pods, 1 day ahead of average. Soybean condition rated 75 percent good to excellent, 1 percentage point above last week.
Oats turning color was reported at ninety percent, one week behind last year. Harvesting of oats for grain was reported at 28 percent complete, 9 days behind last year, and 8 days behind the average. Oats condition was 80 percent good to excellent, 3 percentage points above last week.
Potato harvest was at 15 percent complete, Potato condition was rated 80 good to excellent, 1 percentage point above last week.
Pasture condition was 78 percent good to excellent, 3 percentage points below last week.
Winter wheat harvested was reported at 74 percent complete, 5 days behind last year. Winter wheat rated 77 percent good to excellent condition, 2 percentage points below last week.
The second cutting of alfalfa reached 95 percent complete, 7 days behind last year but equal to the average. The third cutting was reported at 53 percent complete, 4 days behind last year, but two days ahead of average. A fourth cutting has started in some areas. All hay condition was reported 81 percent good to excellent, 1 percentage point above last week.