Wisconsin crops mostly planted
Most Wisconsin farmers were able to dodge occasional rains and accomplish much of their fieldwork last week. USDA reporters say it was wetter in eastern Wisconsin, and less fieldwork was accomplished there.
Wisconsin’s corn planting is now 90% finished with 45% of the crop emerged. Almost eighty percent of the soybeans are planted with 25% of the crop emerged. Seventy-five percent of the state’s oats have also emerged. This year’s planting is about twelve days ahead of average, and 15 days ahead of last year.
Potato planting is 88% complete. Hay is improving, with 56% of the crop in good to excellent condition. Seventy-three percent of pastures are also in good to excellent condition.