August 30th Weekly Crop Progress

Ohio Numbers

The average temperature for the State was 69.1 degrees, 2.0 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, August 29, 2010. Precipitation averaged 0.03 inches, 0.82 inches below normal. There were 128 modified growing degree days, 18 days below normal.

Reporters rated 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, August 27, 2010. Topsoil moisture was rated 9 percent very short, 39 percent short, 51 percent adequate, and 1 percent surplus.

As of Sunday August 29, 96 percent of corn was in dough, compared to 81 percent last year and 86 percent for the five-year average. Seventy-two percent of corn was dented, compared to 32 percent last year and 45 percent for the five-year average. Corn was 7 percent mature, which was five percent ahead of last year and four percent ahead of the five-year average. Corn for silage was 28 percent harvested compared to nine percent last year and 11 percent for the five-year average. Eight percent of soybeans were dropping leaves, compared to two percent last year and six percent for the five-year average. Ninety-one percent of the third cutting of alfalfa hay was complete, compared to 81 percent last year and 82 percent for the five-year average. Thirty-four percent of the fourth cutting of alfalfa hay was complete, 21 percent ahead of both last year and the five-year average. The third cutting of other hay was 58 percent complete, 19 percent ahead of last year and 14 percent ahead of the five-year average. Eighty-nine percent of peaches were harvested, compared to 74 percent last year and 79 percent for the five-year average. Eighty-eight percent of summer apples were harvested, two percent ahead of last year and six percent ahead of the five-year average. Twelve percent of fall and winter apples were harvested, compared to three percent last year and two percent for the five-year average. Ninety-three percent of cucumbers were harvested, compared to 86 percent last year and 70 percent for the five-year average. Potatoes were 60 percent harvested, compared to 33 percent last year and 28 percent for the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 26 percent harvested, five percent ahead last year, but even with the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Eighty-four percent of livestock were in fair-to-good condition, up three percent from last week. Apples were rated 78 percent in fair-to-good condition, down seven percent from last week. Hay was rated 77 percent in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Pasture and range were rated 78 percent in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Seventy-three percent of corn was rated in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Soybeans were rated 74 percent in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week.

August 30th Ohio Weekly Crop Progress Report

National Weekly Crop Progress Report for August 30th


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