Wisconsin rainfall widely scattered, but most crops doing well
Wisconsin had average temperatures and scattered rainfall, but the driest part of the state got no relief from Mother Nature. USDA reporters say southeastern Wisconsin near Milwaukee again had no rain, and farmers in that region continue to have a concern about crops. Meanwhile, the Fox Valley, both sides of Green Bay, and a strip of central Wisconsin received between two and three inches of rain in the week ending Sunday.
Second-crop alfalfa hay is more than 80% cut in the south and from 52% to 74% finished in most northern areas except north-central Wisconsin, where 2nd crop hay is only 32% cut.
Five percent of Wisconsin’s corn is silking, with conditions rated as 77% good to excellent.
Fifty-two percent of the state’s soybeans are blooming with 11% setting pods. Overall the soybeans are 73% good to excellent.
The potato harvest has begun with 1% of the crop out of the ground. Potato conditions are reported as 96% good to excellent.
Ninety-three percent of oats have headed with 52% coloring. The crop is rated 72% good to excellent.
Winter wheat is 93% coloring. Nine percent of wheat for grain has been harvested, with the overall condition at 76% good to excellent.