Wisconsin had 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 7, 2023, according to the USDA’s
National Agricultural Statistics Service. Spring temperatures allowed for increased fieldwork, especially in the South.
Topsoil moisture condition rated 0 percent very short, 3 percent short, 69 percent adequate and 28 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 27 percent surplus.
Spring tillage was reported as 40 percent complete, 4 days ahead of last year but 4 days behind the 5-year average.
Corn planting was 14 percent complete, 3 days ahead of last year but 5 days behind the average.
Soybean planting was 11 percent complete, 3 days ahead of last year but 2 days behind average.
Thirty-eight percent of the expected oat crop has been planted, 3 days ahead of last year but 4 days behind the average. Fourteen percent of the oat crop has emerged, 5 days ahead of last year but 4 days behind the average.
Potato planting was reported as 47 percent complete, equal to last year but 1 day behind the average.
Winter wheat condition was rated 72 percent good to excellent statewide, down 2 percent from last week.
All hay condition was reported 61 percent good to excellent.
Pasture condition was rated 51 good to excellent, up 3 percent from last week.
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