Some of the early weather worries Wisconsin farmers initially had are easing with warmer temperatures and a little rain around the state. The Wisconsin Ag Statistical Service reports that as of Sunday, most of the state’s corn and soybeans have been planted.
Topsoil moisture condition rated 6% very short, 18% short, 72% adequate and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated 8% very short, 21% short, 68% adequate and 3% surplus.
Corn is reported 90% planted, 1 day ahead of last year, and 14 days ahead of the 5-year average. Fifty-eight percent of corn had emerged, 5 days ahead of last year and 8 days ahead of the average.
Soybeans are reported 83% planted, 4 days ahead of last year and 16 days ahead of the average. Soybeans are reported 38% emerged, 4 days ahead of last year and 7 days ahead of the average.
Oats are reported 96% planted. Eighty-three percent of oats are emerged, 7 days ahead of last year and 11 days ahead of the average. One percent of oats are headed. Oat condition is rated 80% good to excellent, 6 percentage points better than last week.
Potatoes are 97% planted. Potato condition will be reported beginning next week.
Winter wheat is reported 12% headed, 9 days ahead of last year, and 7 days ahead of the average. Winter wheat condition was rated 87% good to excellent statewide, unchanged from last week.
All Hay condition was rated 69% good to excellent, 4 percentage points above last week.
Spring tillage is reported 98% complete.Pasture condition was rated 65% good to excellent, 7 percentage points above last week.