OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK ENDING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2012
The average temperature for the State was 41.2 degrees, 1.3 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, November 25, 2012. Precipitation averaged 0.04 inches, 0.64 inches below normal. There were 21 modified growing degree days, 8 days above normal. Reporters rated 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, November 23, 2012. Topsoil moisture was rated 3 percent very short, 12 percent short, 71 percent adequate, and 14 percent surplus.
FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS
The fall harvest is all but wrapped up. Most activities included fall tillage, tile repair, baling corn stalks, hauling manure, applying fertilizer and herbicide, cleaning, and storing equipment for winter.
As of Sunday November 25th, 95 percent of the corn was harvested for grain, ahead of last year by 21 percent and the five-year average by 5 percent. Winter wheat fields were 94 percent emerged, seven percent ahead of last year but one percent behind the five year average.
CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION
Livestock were 88 percent in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Range and pasture acreage was 69 percent in fair-to-good condition, up three percent from last week. Winter wheat was 87 percent in fair-to-good condition, up three percent from last week.