A stretch of dry weather allowed growers to catch up on replanting, apply fertilizer and cut hay, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
There were 6.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 11th. Planting of corn and soybeans is nearly complete but some growers postponed planting due to a lack of soil moisture.
Precipitation levels ranged from zero to moderate. Most rain fell in west central, central and east central Ohio. Temperatures were cooler than normal, especially in southern part of the state.
There were also some isolated reports of severe weather and hail damage in the south.
Crop conditions varied widely across the state, due to delays in planting, replanting, and emergence issues.