Wisconsin planting limited by weather


Wisconsin planting limited by weather

Wisconsin farmers are continuing to struggle to complete fieldwork.  USDA reporters say only 1.7 days were suitable for entering fields, and spring tillage is only 8 percent finished.  That’s almost three weeks behind last year and 11 days behind average.

Most corn and soybean planting is on hold, but 8% of the oats and 13% of the potatoes are planted as of Sunday.

Topsoil moistures in Wisconsin are 66% adequate and 25% surplus, with subsoil moistures 70% adequate and 17% surplus.  Temperatures remained below normal all week.