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Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – May 29th, 2012

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

WEEK ENDING SUNDAY May 27th, 2012

The average temperature for the State was 71.7 degrees, 8.7 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, May 27, 2012. Precipitation averaged 0.16 inches, 0.82 inches below normal. There were 149 modified growing degree days, 50 days above normal. Reporters rated 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, May 25, 2012. Topsoil moisture was rated 8 percent very short, 42 percent short, 46 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS

The state continues to experience warm and dry conditions. The heat is beginning to put some stress on livestock, and rain is needed to improve growth in row crops. Field activities included side-dressing corn with nitrogen, spraying herbicides, installing drainage tile, and baling hay. Some soybean growers were forced to replant due to soil crusting from previous rains.

As of Sunday May 27th, corn was 93 percent emerged, compared to seven percent last year and 54 percent for the five-year average. Ninety-four percent of the intended soybean crop was planted, compared to six percent last year, and 53 percent for the five-year average. Sixty-one percent of soybeans were emerged, compared to two percent last year and 27 percent for the five-year average. The winter wheat crop was 99 percent headed, compared to 46 percent last year and 63 percent for the five year average. Thirteen percent of winter wheat was turning color, compared to one percent both last year and for the five-year average. The oat crop was 42 percent headed, compared to one percent last year and seven percent for the five-year average. The first cutting of alfalfa hay was 73 percent complete, compared to four percent last year and 27 percent for the five year average. Other hay was 57 percent complete, compared to three percent last year and 21 percent for the five-year average. Eighty-one percent of cucumbers were planted, compared to 14 percent last year and 37 percent for the five-year average. Strawberry harvest was 41 percent complete, compared to seven percent last year and 15 percent for the five-year average. Potato acreage was 99 percent planted, compared to 39 percent last year and 71 percent for the five-year average. Fifty-one percent of the processing tomato crop was planted, compared to 14 percent last year and 41 percent for the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Apples were 63 percent in fair-to-good condition, up three percent from last week. Forty-one percent of peaches were rated in fair-to-good condition, down seven percent from last week. Corn was 80 percent in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Seventy-nine percent of hay was rated in fair-to-good condition, down three percent from last week. Livestock were 78 percent in fair-to-good condition, up five percent from last week. Eighty-four percent of oats were rated in fair-to-good condition, up eight percent from last week. Range and pasture acreage was 78 percent in fair-to-good condition, up three percent from last week. Seventy-seven percent of winter wheat was in fair-to-good condition, up two percent  from last week.

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