There were 1.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 18, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region.
Regional progress summary: Winter wheat headed, North 8%, Central 19%, South 61%. Corn planted, North 76%, Central 73%, South 60%. Soybeans planted, North 37%, Central 34%, South 23%.
Temperatures for the week ranged from 30º to 87º F, with precipitation totals ranging from 1.14 inches to 5.22 inches across the state. The week began warm and dry, but a Tuesday cold front ushered in cool weather and precipitation lasting until Saturday. Morning frosts were reported statewide on Friday and Saturday, and small hail was reported in some southern districts.
Excess precipitation throughout the season has led to flooded fields across the state, especially in the south. Some planting occurred at the beginning and end of the week, but wet weather kept farmers out of fields for the majority of the week. Newly planted corn and soybeans did not see much progress for the week, and already-emerged corn and soybeans were reported to be yellowing in some northern counties. Winter wheat and pasture are mostly in good condition, but some farmers continued to prepare to convert poor wheat stands to other crops. Some farmers have been spraying alfalfa weevil.
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