Spotty showers providing a little help across Wisconsin last week. The weekly Crop Progress Report from the National Ag Statistics Service Wisconsin Field Office says La Crosse got a quarter-inch and Green Bay got 3.28 inches of rain but nothing fell in southern Wisconsin. Four of the state’s nine reporting districts have soil moisture 95 percent or more short to very short.
The Badger State corn crop is 43 percent poor to very poor condition, 26 percent fair. Average height is about normal at 70 inches and 62 percent has silked with 2 percent in the dough stage. Usually we have 34 percent silked and nothing in dough by this date.
Soybeans are 63 percent blooming and 15 percent setting pods compared to 50 percent blooming and 11 percent setting pods normally. Reporters in areas that got rain say the beans really perked-up. Overall the crop is rated 35 percent good to excellent shape, 32 percent fair and 33 percent poor to very poor. Spider mites are a problem in Vernon, Dane and Dodge Counties.
The oats harvest is 49 percent complete, 40 points ahead of normal and winter wheat has been the one bright spot with yields of 55 to over 100 bushels per acre reported this year.
Read the full NASS report here: