There were seven days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 8, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Temperatures were much cooler this week throughout the entire State, but very little rain was received. With the continued dry weather, some corn is rapidly drying down, although moisture across fields remains variable. Early maturing soybeans are beginning to drop leaves and some will be ready for harvest in the next couple of weeks. Overall, the crops remain in good condition and producers seem happy despite some weather concerns. Hay cutting is proceeding slowly as the lack of rain has slowed stubble re-growth. Corn silage harvest continues. Other activities included harvesting processing tomatoes, sweet corn, cabbage, and some apples.
Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – September 9th, 2013