Dry, but no drought ... yet

Posted at 3 p.m. on November 3, 2021


The Brillion News

MADISON - Wisconsin had 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending on Sunday, October 31, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Temperatures were above normal across the state, but are at or below normal this week.

The southern two tiers of counties received significant rain, while the rest of the state received less than an inch.

Harvest continues ahead of normal for both corn and soybeans.

Most areas reported manure application.


Topsoil moisture condition rated three percent very short, 15 percent short, 78 percent adequate and four percent surplus. Subsoil moisture condition rated seven percent very short, 13 percent short, 76 percent adequate and four percent surplus.

Sixty-one percent of corn for grain was harvested, three days ahead of last year and 10 days ahead of the five-year average. Moisture content was reported at 19 percent.

Soybean harvest was 84 percent complete, seven days behind last year but six days ahead of the average.

Winter wheat was 97 percent planted. Eighty-five percent of winter wheat has emerged, six days ahead of last year and over two weeks ahead of normal.

Pasture condition rated 67 percent good to excellent, four percentage points below the previous week.

Fall tillage was 52 percent complete, three days ahead of last year and 12 days ahead of the five-year average.

Thanks to the cold nights, mosquito mortality was essentially 100 percent.