Fieldwork full speed ahead in Wisconsin


Fieldwork full speed ahead in Wisconsin

Wisconsin farmers were able to get into fields for harvesting and fall tillage every day last week, with only scattered regional showers. USDA reporters say corn combining progressed quickly with the excellent weather and an average moisture content of 18%. The corn harvest is now 78% finished, which is about 13 days ahead of average.

Ninety-six percent of the state’s soybeans are in the bin, which is 20 days ahead of average.

The winter wheat crop is 84% good to excellent, with 88% of the new crop emerging.

Soil moisture levels are dropping, but still in good shape with topsoil and subsoil more than 76% adequate and 6% surplus.

USDA reporters say Wisconsin farmers are about nine days ahead of average with fall tillage, as 59% of the tillage is complete.

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