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USDA Michigan Crop Progress & Condition Report For The Week Ending July 2, 2017

Posted: Jul 6, 2017

There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending July 2, 2017, according to Marlo Johnson, Director of the Great Lakes Regional Office of the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Many areas in central and northern Michigan remained too wet for fieldwork. Some areas in southern Michigan received heavily needed rain  while persistent  wet conditions in other areas made it difficult for fieldwork.

Crop conditions varied widely  across  the  State.  Warmer  weather  this  past  week  accelerated crop development in many areas and assisted with the drying of fields allowing some producers to side-dress corn  and accomplish some weed spraying. Soggy fields have caused some yellowing of  corn  and hindered some nitrogen applications, but corn  seemed to be making considerable progress. The cool, wet weather  slowed  soybean  and  dry  bean  growth  and  the  excess water required producers to replant in some areas. Winter wheat continues  to  advance  towards  maturity  with  many  producers expecting  to  begin  harvest  next  week.  Minute  amounts  of  hay were baled this past week due to unfavorable conditions. Some hay  has  reportedly  been  lost  due  to  spoilage  in  the  field  after cutting. Some second cuttings have occurred in higher ground, but some fields were still awaiting the first cut.

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