Corn Harvest Is 96% Complete

This unseasonable weather has allowed farmers time to finish up their harvests and get ahead on some other field work as well. The corn harvest across the state is nearly finished and things have been looking pretty good. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released another Crop Progress and Condition report to give updates.

Wisconsin had 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending November 28, 2021, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Most of the state received little precipitation, although areas near the Upper Peninsula received a quarter to a half an inch. Corn harvest is almost complete and some manure is still being applied.

Topsoil moisture condition rated 6 percent very short, 20 percent short, 71 percent adequate and 3 percent surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated 8 percent very short, 20 percent short, 70 percent adequate and 2 percent surplus.

Ninety-six percent of corn for grain was harvested, compared to the 5-year average of only 86% harvested on this date. Moisture content at harvest for grain was reported at 17 percent.

Winter wheat condition rated 77 percent good to excellent, 3 percentage points below last week.

Fall tillage was 90 percent complete, compared to the 5-year average of 71% on this date.