A mostly dry week allowed Michigan’s farmers to make significant planting progress.
USDA reporters say there were nearly six days suitable for fieldwork, and many farmers were cutting first crop hay, and planting dry beans, soybeans, and corn.
There were some areas in the northern thumb and upper peninsula that had frost advisories. Warm weather early in the week helped the growth of apples, tart cherries, peaches, and blueberries. USDA reporters also say insect pressure is picking up on fruit and vegetable crops.