It looks like some of our Wisconsin crops are going to need a little more time to finish development. In the latest crop progress update from the Wisconsin Ag Statistical Service, neither the corn or the soybean condition ratings changed compared to a week ago.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 0 percent very short, 7 percent short, 83 percent adequate and 10 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture supplies were rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 86 percent adequate and 12 percent surplus.
Ninety-one percent of Wisconsin’s corn has reached the silking stage or beyond, 10 days behind last year. Thirty-four percent of the corn has reached dough stage, 1 week behind last year. There were a few reports of corn reaching the dent stage. Corn condition was 70 percent good to excellent, unchanged from last week.
Ninety-two percent of the state’s soybeans were blooming, 1 day ahead of average. Seventy-seven percent were setting pods, 2 days ahead of average. Soybean condition rated 75 percent good to excellent, unchanged from last week.
Oats turning color was reported at 95 percent, 10 days behind last year. Harvesting of oats for grain was reported at 43 percent complete, 10 days behind last year, and 8 days behind the average. Oats condition was 79 percent good to excellent, 1 percentage point below last week.
Potato harvest was ahead of last yeat at 19 percent complete, Potato condition was rated 80 good to excellent, unchanged from last week.
Pasture condition was 76 percent good to excellent, 2 percentage point below last week.
Winter wheat harvested was reported 91 percent complete, 4 days behind last year.
The second cutting of alfalfa has reached 97 percent complete. The third cutting was reported at 69 percent complete, 5 days behind last year, but three days ahead of average. The fourth cutting was reported at 7 percent, three days behind last year, but 1 day ahead of average. All hay condition was reported 82 percent good to excellent, 1 percentage point above last week.