Weekly Crop Progress Report-June 20th

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JUNE 19, 2011

The average temperature for the State was 66.7 degrees, 3.6 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.73 inches, 0.23 inches below normal. There were 107 modified growing degree days, 34 days below normal. Reporters rated 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, June 17, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 13 percent short, 76 percent adequate, and 11 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS

Temperatures and precipitation were lower than normal for most of the state, a departure from the previous two weeks. A break from the rainfall allowed farmers to finish planting corn and soybeans. Most field activities included cutting hay, spraying herbicide and side-dressing corn. Some wheat fields were showing indications of fusarium head blight due to high moisture levels. There were isolated reports of cut worm in corn, as well.

As of Sunday June 19th, corn was 92 percent emerged. Ninety-one percent of soybeans were planted, four percent ahead of last year but six percent behind the five-year average. Sixty-six percent of soybeans were emerged, compared to 80 percent last year and 92 percent for the five-year average. Sixty-four percent of winter wheat was turning color, compared to 90 percent last year and 70 percent for the five-year average. Ninety-nine percent of oats were emerged and 12 percent were headed. The first cutting of alfalfa hay was 92 percent complete, ten percent ahead last year and three percent ahead the five-year average. The second cutting of alfalfa hay was three percent complete. The first cutting other hay was 71 percent complete, two percent ahead of last year but eight percent behind the five-year average. Eighty percent of cucumbers were planted, three percent behind last year but two percent ahead of the five-year average. Seventy-five percent of strawberries were harvested, 13 percent behind last year but one percent ahead the five-year average. Potatoes were 81 percent planted. Processing tomatoes were 91 percent planted, 12 percent ahead of last year but three percent behind the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Eighty-two percent of corn was in fair-to-good condition, down three percent from last week. Hay was 82 percent in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Livestock were 84 percent in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week. Eighty-seven percent of oats were in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week. Eighty percent of range and pasture were in fair-to-good condition, up three percent from last week. Eighty-six percent of soybeans were in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Winter wheat was 75 percent in fair to good condition, down one percent from last week.

Complete Ohio Weekly Crop Progress for June 20, 2011

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