Wisconsin crop condition drops despite rains
Most Wisconsin crops received more rain over the past week. USDA reporters say topsoil moisture is 77% adequate and 11% surplus and subsoil moistures are 70% adequate and 5% surplus. Most of the state received from one to three inches of rain except for parts of Door and Kewaunee and northern Manitowoc counties.
The corn condition is down slightly from last week with 76% of the crop in good to excellent condition. Ninety-seven percent of the corn is silking, with much of southern and central Wisconsin reporting 100% silking. Seventy-five percent of the state’s corn has reached the dough stage and 24% of the corn has dented.
Ninety-one percent of soybeans are setting pods with 6% of the beans turning color. Seventy-four percent of the soybeans are in good to excellent condition, down four points from last week.
The potato harvest is now 22% finished and about three days behind average. Ninety-five percent of the potatoes are in good to excellent condition.
The third cutting of alfalfa hay is 91% finished, and the fourth cutting is 32% done. The all-hay condition is the same as last week, with 80% of the crop in good to excellent condition.