Weekend rains slowed Wisconsin’s harvest

Another unseasonably warm week allowed Wisconsin’s farmers to accomplish a lot of fieldwork, but the weekend rains slowed down the corn harvest.

As of Sunday, Wisconsin’s average topsoil moisture is 76% adequate and 6% surplus, with only 16% of the land short on moisture.  Subsoil moistures are similar.

The corn for grain harvest in Wisconsin is 55% finished, with the average moisture content around 20%.  Seventy-nine percent of the state’s corn is in good to excellent condition.

The soybean harvest is about done, with only 5% left to go.

Eighty-eight percent of the state’s winter wheat has emerged, which is about 13 days ahead of average.  The northwestern part of the state has 95% of the wheat emerged.  Eighty-two percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition.

Most of last week allowed farmers to get a solid start on fall tillage, with 59% done and about 11 days ahead of average.

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