ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Some farming areas of southern Minnesota could use a good rain, while some farmers elsewhere in Minnesota would prefer drier weather.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop weather report for the state said Monday that northwestern and central areas of the state remain wet, with some crop damage reported from heavy winds, standing water and disease. Producers are continuing to monitor and spray Soybeans for aphids. Wet conditions have made haying difficult in some areas.
Statewide, 5.0 days were rated suitable for fieldwork last week.
Topsoil moisture supplies were rated 71 percent adequate and 24 percent surplus. The statewide average temperature was 3.6 degrees above normal.
Oat, spring wheat and barley development continue to catch up to the average pace, but precipitation has limited progress on harvesting.