Wisconsin’s potatoes nearly finished, soybeans halfway, corn harvest intensifies
Wisconsin farmers were slowed by weekend rains, but still accomplished a lot of harvesting and fall tillage last week.
USDA reporters say just over four days were suitable for fieldwork, with topsoil moistures rated 4% surplus, 66% adequate, and 22% short.
Corn is mostly all dented with 86% of the crop mature, which is a day behind average. The corn for grain harvest is 14% finished, with the average moisture at 23%. Corn for silage harvesting is 93% finished. The overall corn condition is 50% good to excellent.
The soybean harvest is now 54% finished in Wisconsin. USDA says 95% of the beans are dropping leaves. The overall condition is 48% good to excellent, down 1% from a week ago.
The potato harvest is now 90% finished, on par with average.
The fourth crop of alfalfa hay is 97% done.
Sevent-four percent of the winter wheat crop has been planted, with 49% of that now emerged.
Wisconsin farmers also have 21% of their fall tillage completed, and that’s about 4 days behind average.