Growers made significant planting progress on oats this week between rains this week. There were 3.9 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 24th.
While weather was significantly better for field work, with warmer weather drying out fields, growers were still somewhat limited by periodic rains. In addition to planting oats, some growers began corn planting, though this was mostly limited to the southern parts of the state.
Some new seedings of alfalfa went into the ground as well. In areas still too wet for planting, producers top dressed wheat and hauled manure.
Other activities included tillage and spraying for weeds.