Crop Report for June shows improvement

CropsFarmers trying to play catch up with their crops are hoping warm, humid and rainy conditions continue.

Many farmers are still behind because of a cool spring, said Paul Gross, an Michigan State University Extension educator in Isabella County.

He said, “We were pretty late planting from our standards. We’re probably two and a half to three weeks later in some parts of Michigan in our planting just because of the cool, wet spring we had. But we pretty much got everything planted now and the crop emerged very quickly.”

According to MSU Extension Services, most crops have now been planted, and are starting to emerge from the ground.

Gross said it’s difficult to predict how the fall harvest will go, but he said a longer fall will be necessary for many crops to reach maturity.