Saturated fields had begun to dry out toward the end of last week only to have rain arrive by the weekend for most of Ohio. There were 1.7 day suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 15, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fertilizer applications and spring herbicide applications occurred when high winds did not curtail applications. Oats were finally going in the ground and Winter Wheat was jointing this week, but both crops were behind 5 year average progress. Some Winter Wheat fields were under water by the weekend. Vegetables were reportedly being planted and those that have been planted for weeks now are emerging despite the cool, wet weather.