Despite wet conditions, corn plantings at 78%

Heavy rains reduced Wisconsin to just 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 26, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Agricultural Statistics Service.

The warmer weather was beneficial to crop development and hay growth. When able, the week’s field activities included, tillage, planting crops and cutting hay.

Topsoil moisture condition rated zero percent very short, 4% short, 61% adequate and 35% surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated zero percent very short, 5% short, 70% adequate and 25% surplus.

Corn planting was 78% complete, two days behind last year but one day ahead of the five-year average. Corn emergence was 48% complete.

Soybean planting was 74% complete, equal to last year but four days ahead of average. Soybean emergence was 44% complete.

Oat planting progress was 89% complete, equal to last year but two days ahead of average. Oat emergence was 67% complete.

Winter wheat was 23% headed, five days ahead of last year and one week ahead of average.

Potato planting is 94% complete, six days ahead of last year and one week ahead of average.

Spring tillage was 88% complete, one day behind last year but one day ahead of average.

The first cutting of alfalfa hay was 18% complete, two days behind last year but three days ahead of average.

Oat condition improved to 81% good to excellent statewide, up 10% from last week. Winter wheat condition remained at 86% good to excellent. Potato condition remained at 87% good to excellent.

All hay condition improved to 80% good to excellent, up 5%. Pasture and range condition improved to 67% good to excellent, up 8%.

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