There were 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Michigan during the week ending June 4, 2017. Warmer weather this week allowed producers to make good progress with their spring fieldwork in most areas and timely rain showers in the latter part of the week relieved crop stress. The warmer temperatures also aided crop germination and emergence. Some areas of the State were in need of more moisture, while other areas reported fields that were still too wet for fieldwork activities.
Corn planting was coming to an end with oat planting not too far behind. Soybean planting was progressing nicely while dry beans were off to a slow start. Winter wheat was heading at a rapid pace. As spring planting began to wind down in many areas, farmers turned their attention to applying pesticides and fertilizers to crops and harvesting hay.