Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – July 27th, 2015

Most of Ohio received relief from the wet and humid weather that has prevailed over most of the season, according the USDA/NASS Great Lakes Regional Office.  There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork.  Warmer temperatures spurred crop development.  Precipitation was lighter and less frequent, and sunny weather favored wheat harvest and baling of straw and hay.  The benefits of rescue efforts such as nitrogen application in corn was apparent.  Growers continued application of fungicides, insecticides and herbicides, resorting to aerial applications in fields to soggy to support equipment.  However, effects of the season to this point continued to appear.  Growers harvesting wheat found sprouting in lodged fields, low test weights, and vomitoxin levels created difficulties in marketing the crop.  Quality of hay harvested was reduced by over maturity, and supply may be an issue this winter.  Many tobacco growers noted loss due mainly to weed pressure and scald.  Corn growth appeared uneven and soybeans looked stunted, especially in hardest hit areas where standing water remains.

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