Corn crop planting is ahead of scheduleWisconsin News
-- Wisconsin’s corn planting is still ahead of schedule, despite some heavy rains at the end of last week.
Wisconsin’s corn planting is still ahead of schedule, despite some heavy rains at the end of last week.
Officials said 95-percent of the corn is in the ground, more than the normal of 87-percent for this time of year. Just over three-fourths of the corn crop is in good-to-excellent condition. But some of it’s being re-planted due to poor stands caused by frost.
Seventy-nine percent of the Wisconsin soybeans have been planted, more than the norm of 65-percent. Ninety-seven percent of the oat crop has emerged, and almost three-fourths of it is in good-to-excellent condition. Almost two-thirds of the first hay crop has been harvested – much more than the normal of 12-percent. But the quality varies widely due to frost, weeds, and insects.