Mostly dry weather has Wisconsin’s harvest moving along
A mostly dry week allowed Wisconsin farmers to continue harvesting and some fall tillage. USDA reporters say 97% of corn is in the dent stage with 85% mature. The corn-for-grain harvest is now 7% finished, and corn silage is 77% finished, each a day off average.
Ninety-two percent of the soybeans are dropping leaves, and the soybean harvest is 37% finished with most of that harvest activity in the southern part of the state. The crop is reported as 75% good to excellent.
The fourth cutting of alfalfa is 97% done.
The potato harvest is now 78% finished, and about a day behind average.
Wisconsin’s winter wheat planting is 77% finished, which is 10 days ahead of average. Emergence is at 46%.
Fall tillage is now 26% finished.