Wisconsin crops slightly behind but doing well
Wisconsin crops are doing well, but a bit behind schedule. USDA reporters say 86% of the state’s corn is in the dough stage with 44% now dented. That’s a week behind last year, but only a day behind average. Seventy-eight percent of the state’s corn is reported to be good to excellent.
Ninety-five percent of the soybeans are setting pods, and 15% of the soybeans are turning color. That’s about five days behind average. Seventy-eight percent of the soybeans are in good to excellent condition.
The potato harvest continues with 27% of the crop dug up. Ninety-six percent of the crop is in good to excellent condition.
The third cutting of alfalfa is 95% finished, which is about a week ahead of average. Fifty-two percent of the fourth-crop alfalfa is also cut. The all-hay condition is 77% good to excellent, down three points from last week.