Crops getting better as fields dry outWisconsin’s crops are getting better as more fields dry out.
Wisconsin’s crops are getting better as more fields dry out.
Only 7 percent of farm fields have surplus moisture after the floods which hit southern Wisconsin a month ago today.
Things are actually getting dry in west central areas where 43 percent of fields are short on soil moisture.
As you might expect, the corn crop varies widely throughout the Badger State.
But almost two-thirds is now in good to excellent condition. The average height of the state’s corn crop jumped from 9 inches to 30 over the last week.
Sixty-one percent of soybeans are in good to excellent shape and almost all the beans that had to be replanted are now in.
Farmers are still doing well in making hay. Ninety-five percent of the first crop is in, and 21 percent of the second crop is made.
The quality of the second crop is pretty good, but the first crop is spotty due to its maturity.