Wisconsin farmers accelerated fieldwork last week
Wisconsin farmers made a lot of planting progress last week as the weather was suitable for fieldwork on five out of seven days. USDA reporters say the rapid pace allowed 27% of the corn and 23% of the soybean crop to get in the ground last week alone.
Overall, Wisconsin farmers have 61% of the state’s corn planted and 26% of the corn has already emerged.
Soybean planting is now 49% finished with emergence at 14%.
Seventy-five percent of the oats are now planted with emergence at 44%.
Potato planting is more than 80% finished.
Wisconsin farmers have also started cutting the first crop of alfalfa with 1% of the crop in. The all-hay condition is reported as good to excellent for 75% of the fields, which is a 5% improvement over last week. Pasture conditions have also improved.