Corn: Higher than your knees for sure

Posted at 10:45 a.m. on July 13, 2021

The Brillion News


MADISON - Wisconsin had 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending July 11, 2021, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Temperatures were seasonal this week, with most of the state within two degrees of normal. Precipitation was varied from three inches to no measurable precipitation.

Unfortunately, south and southeast Wisconsin was the area that received little to no rain. Topsoil moisture condition rated 7% very short, 23% short, 66% adequate and 4% surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated 8% very short, 24% short, 63% adequate and 5% surplus.


Corn is reported 5% silking, three days behind last year, and one day behind the 5-year average. Corn condition is rated 77% good to excellent, 2 percentage points better than last week.


Soybeans are reported 52% blooming, 2 days behind last year, but 7 days ahead of the average. Eleven percent are setting pods, even with last year, but 4 days ahead of the average. Soybean condition is rated 73% good to excellent, 2 percentage points above last week.



The second cutting of alfalfa hay is reported 71% complete, 6 days ahead of both last year and the average. Three percent of the third cutting is complete. All hay condition was rated 72% good to excellent, 2 percentage points above last week.

[<< After drying in smaller rows, alfalfa was raked into large rows for collection.]


Oats are reported 93% headed, 1 day ahead of last year and 7 days ahead of the average. Fifty-two percent of oats are coloring, 2 days ahead of last year and 6 days ahead of average. Oats are reported 2% harvested. Oat condition is rated 72% good to excellent, 2 percentage points above last week.


Potato harvest is reported 1% complete. Potato condition is rated 96% good to excellent, 1 percentage point above last week.


Winter wheat is reported 93% coloring, 5 days ahead of last year and 9 days ahead of average. Nine percent of winter wheat for grain is harvested, 8 days ahead of last year and 7 days ahead of average. Winter wheat condition was rated 76% good to excellent statewide, the same as last week.


Pasture condition was rated 65% good to excellent, unchanged from last week.