Wisconsin farmers are toggling between cool, wet weather – and hot, sticky temps. The good news is, Wisconsin crops can handle both!
In the latest weekly crop progress report, the Wisconsin Ag Statistical Service found good condition ratings, though they did decline slightly from last week.
Corn condition was 87 percent good to excellent, 3 percentage points below last week.
Ninety-five percent of the state’s soybeans have emerged, 2 days ahead of last year and 5 days ahead of the average. Soybean condition was 84 percent good to excellent.
Oats headed was reported at 48 percent, 1 day ahead of last year, but 1 day behind the average. Oat condition was 86 percent good to excellent.
Potato condition was 82 percent good to excellent, 15 points below last week.Winter wheat was 84 percent headed, 4 days behind last year. Winter wheat coloring was reported at 16 percent, 5 days behind last year. Winter wheat condition was 82 percent good to excellent.
The first cutting of alfalfa was reported as 92 percent complete, 2 days behind last year, but 6 days ahead of the average. The second cutting was 15 percent complete, 2 days ahead both of last year and the average. All hay condition was reported 82 percent in good to excellent condition, 4 points below last week.
Pasture condition was rated 83 percent in good to excellent condition, compared to 84 percent in good to excellent condition last week.