Lower Michigan crops gets rain


Lower Michigan crops gets rain

Several scattered rain events were a welcome sight to Michigan farmers last week.  USDA statistician Marlo Johnson says the rain helped bring relief to the lower peninsula, as many central counties and the thumb region were very dry.

Ninety-one percent of the corn is silking with 38% now in the dough stage.

Ninety-four percent of Michigan’s soybeans are blooming with 70% setting pods.

Ninety-three percent of the winter wheat has been harvested, 52% of the barley is mature, and 89% of dry edible beans are blooming.

Almost 90% of second-crop alfalfa hay has been harvested, and 26% of third crop is also in.

Harvest is continuing for sweet onions, green peppers, eggplants, and potatoes.