Planting nearly wrapped up in Wisconsin

Wisconsin’s crops are nearly all planted, with most of the crops emerging. 

USDA statistician Greg Bussler says 76% of the state’s corn has emerged and 97% of the planting is finished.  The dry weather has the crop condition down ten points, with only 72% of the corn in good to excellent condition.

Sixty-nine percent of the state’s soybeans are reported as good or excellent, with 62% emerging and 94% of the planting done.

Thirty-nine percent of winter wheat has headed, about four days ahead of average.  The dry weather has the condition down, with only 75% of the crop in good to excellent shape.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay is now 63% finished.  That’s about six days ahead of the average.  The all-hay condition is down 2% from last week with 77% reported as good to excellent.

Topsoil moisture is rated as 22% very short, 42% short, 35% adequate, and 1% surplus.  Subsoil moistures are 13% very short, 37% short, 49% adequate, and 1% surplus.

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