This week’s rains are the only thing slowing down the farmers you are seeing in the fields, as some are even seeing the fruits of next year’s harvest. According to the USDA’s Crop Progress Report for Wisconsin, farmers had approximately six days of suitable days for fieldwork, allowing them to get a little closer to last year’s pace and jumping ahead of the five-year average. The harvest of corn for grain is 22 percent complete, two weeks behind last year and four days behind the average. The silage harvest statewide is 94 percent complete. The soybean harvest is 76 percent complete, two days ahead of last year and over a week ahead of the average. Sixty-seven percent of the winter wheat that has been planted has emerged already, which is five days ahead of last year but four days ahead of the average. Guilette Farms owner Nick Guilette says now is an excellent time to see the impact of some of the strategies they implement through Peninsula Pride Farms and the Door-Kewaunee Demonstration Farms Network.
The Peninsula Pride Farms Conservation Conversation at Guilette Farms about his cover crop mixture plot has been rescheduled to November 1st at 4 p.m.