Wisconsin had 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 16, 2023, according to the USDA’s
National Agricultural Statistics Service. High temperatures and winds allowed for snow melt in the North and drier field conditions in the South. However, weekend precipitation brought back wet and snowy field conditions to some areas. Many producers are still waiting for consistent spring weather to begin planting.
Topsoil moisture condition rated 0 percent very short, 7 percent short, 67 percent adequate and 26 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated 1 percent very short, 10 percent short, 64 percent adequate and 25 percent surplus.
Spring tillage was reported as 8 percent complete, 8 days ahead of last year but 2 days behind the 5-year average.
Corn planting was 1 percent complete, 12 days ahead of last year and 3 days ahead of the average.
Six percent of the expected oat crop has been planted, 4 days ahead of last year but 5 days behind the average.
Potato planting was reported as 8 percent complete, 5 days ahead of last year and 4 days ahead of the average.
Winter wheat condition was rated 65 percent good to excellent statewide, up 8 percent from last week.
Pasture condition was rated 43 good to excellent statewide, up 2 percent from last week.
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