Ohio Crop Progress Report- May 31st

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

The average temperature for the State was 68.5 degrees, 5.4 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, May 29, 2011. Precipitation averaged 2.37 inches, 1.32 inches above normal. There were 131 modified growing degree days, 32 days above normal.

Reporters rated 1.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, May 27, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 10 percent adequate, and 90 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY MAY 29, 2011

The weekly temperatures were slightly above normal throughout the state, and the majority of reporting districts received above normal rainfall for the week. Rainfall kept farmers out of the fields. Rainfall has been affecting everything from planting to hay harvest to fruit pollination.

As of Sunday May 29, corn was 19 percent planted, which was 74 percent behind both last year and the five-year average. Corn emerged was 9 percent, compared to 80 percent last year and 74 percent for the five-year average. Seven percent of Soybeans were planted, which was 55 percent behind last year and 68 percent behind the five-year average. Three percent of soybeans were emerged, compared to 45 percent last year and 44 percent for the five-year average. Winter wheat headed was 60 percent, compared to 87 percent last year and 79 percent for the five-year average. Sixty-one percent of the oats were planted, 39 percent behind both last year and the five-year average. Forty-seven percent of oats were emerged, compared to 93 percent last year and 97 percent for the five-year average. Oats headed were reported at 1 percent, 17 percentage points behind last year and 11 percent behind the five-year average. The 1st cutting of Alfalfa hay was 4 percent complete, 43 percent behind last year and 35 percent behind the five-year average. Other hay 1st cutting was 3 percent complete, compared to 32 percent for last year and 30 percent for the five-year average. Ninety-four percent of the apples were in full bloom, 5 percent behind last year and 6 percent behind the five-year average. Peaches in full bloom were rated at 87 percent, compared to 100 percent last year and 99 percent for the five-year average. Fifteen percent of cucumbers were planted, 42 percent behind last year and 29 percent behind the five-year average. Eight percent of strawberries were harvested, compared to 31 percent last year and 20 percent for the five year average. Potatoes planted were 40 percent, 38 percent behind last year and 43 percent behind the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 17 percent planted, compared 23 percent last year and 49 percent for the five-year average.

Weekly Ohio Crop Progress Report – May 31

Print Friendly

Related Posts

Leave a Reply