Wisconsin farmers continue harvest activities
Wisconsin’s corn and soybean harvests are getting underway in some regions. USDA reporters say 1% of the corn for grain and 2% of the state’s soybeans are already in the bin.
More than 97% of the corn is in the dough stage or beyond and 90% is dented. That’s about 12 days ahead of the five-year average. Wisconsin’s corn condition is 75% good to excellent.
About 90% of the state’s soybeans are coloring with 52% dropping leaves, around nine days ahead of average.
The potato harvest is past the halfway point with 86% of the crop in good to excellent condition.
More Wisconsin farmers went for fourth-cut hay during last week’s dry weather. The 4th cutting is now 82% finished.
Fall tillage in Wisconsin is 2% finished, and winter wheat planting is 29% complete.