Mostly dry weather helps Wisconsin farmers make harvest progress
September 28, 2020 By Larry Lee Filed Under: Corn, Crops, Crops, News, Soybeans, Wisconsin
The harvest continues in Wisconsin, as limited rains allowed farmers in the fields for most of last week.
Corn silage harvests are from 78% to 95% finished statewide except for northcentral Wisconsin, which is only 39% finished. Southwestern Wisconsin is ahead of the rest in completing corn silage.
Corn for grain is 96% dented, which is 17 days ahead of average and a full month ahead of last year. Wisconsin corn is rated 77% good to excellent statewide.
Ninety-five percent of the state’s soybeans are coloring, with 79% dropping leaves Several growers are harvesting soybeans in the southern part of the state and a few elsewhere, making the harvest 10% complete as of Sunday. The beans are rated 79% good to excellent.
Potato growers made a lot of progress last week, as 72% of the crop is now in the bin, sixteen days ahead of average.
Winter wheat planting is now 58% finished stateside with 28% of that wheat emerging.
Fourth-cut alfalfa is 87% finished, with three quarters of it done in northwestern Wisconsin, with more progress in other parts of the state.
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