Harvest continues ahead of normal for both corn and soybeans as temperatures remain above normal in the Badger State, according to the latest crop progress report from the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Rain hasn’t been much of a stopping factor. In the past week, the southern two tiers of counties received significant rain, while the rest of the state got less than an inch.
Sixty-one percent of corn for grain was harvested, three days ahead of last year and 10 days ahead of the five-year average. Moisture content was reported at 19 percent. And soybean harvest was 84 percent complete, a week behind last year but six days ahead of the average.
Winter wheat was 97 percent planted. Eighty-five percent of winter wheat has emerged, six days ahead of last year and over two weeks ahead of normal.
Pasture condition rated 67 percent good to excellent, 4 percentage points below the previous week.
Fall tillage was 52 percent complete, three days ahead of last year and 12 days ahead of the five-year average. And most areas reported manure application.