Another good week for Wisconsin crops
Most of Wisconsin had a hot and muggy week, which led to good growing conditions for crops. USDA reporters says there were isolated reports of hail and wind damage with scattered storms, but southern Wisconsin saw very little rain until Sunday night.
Wisconsin corn is three days ahead of average and 13 days ahead of last year, with 61% of corn silking and 8% at the dough stage. Eighty-two percent of the corn is in good to excellent condition.
Soybean blooming is eight days ahead of average and three weeks ahead of last year, with 84% in bloom and 84% of the crop in good to excellent condition.
Eighty-eight percent of the state’s oats are coloring, and 84% are in good to excellent condition. The potato harvest has begun with 5% of the crop in. Eighty-nine percent of the potatoes are in good to excellent condition.
Farmers are beginning to work on third crop alfalfa hay, with most of the progress in the west-central, northeast, and south-central parts of the state. The Winter wheat for grain harvest is 34% finished.