Wetness continues to slow Wisconsin field progress
April 6, 2020 By Larry Lee Filed Under: Crops, Crops, News, Wisconsin
Above normal temperatures in March and early April melted snow cover and defrosted most of Wisconsin’s soil. USDA officials say farmers have been doing fieldwork for about three weeks where ground conditions were favorable, and that includes harvesting corn for grain, corn stalks, and soybean straw that couldn’t be harvested before the freeze. Some places in northwestern Wisconsin had some setbacks after getting light snow Saturday.
fields are too wet for heavy manure spreading equipment, but there are reports
of Amish farmers getting some manure out with horse-drawn equipment.
is rated 61% adequate and 38% surplus. Subsoil moisture is 64% adequate
and 36% surplus.
than three days were suitable for fieldwork statewide last week, and spring
tillage is 1% complete as of Sunday. Two percent of the state’s oats are
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