2017 Ohio Crop Progress Update

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — Timely Rains Improve Conditions

Sporadic rainfall was conducive for corn growth and pasture rejuvenation, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 18th.Most rains were not excessive and soil moisture levels remained steady. Some parts of the state received over 3 [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress – Drier Conditions Prevail

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 [...]

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Ohio Crop Progress – Planting Nearly Complete

Dry weather brought opportunities for producers to get back into the fields and get some planting done, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 4th. Southern Ohio was the driest while Northeast Ohio got the most [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — May 30, 2017

Frequent rains bringing varied totals across the state kept many operators from plating and, in some cases, replanting corn and soybeans, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 1.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 28th . Rains interrupted planting or prevented the [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — May 22, 2017

High temperatures at the beginning of the week helped dry out fields for some planting but spotty rains toward the end of the week delayed further planting. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 21, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA ’ s National [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — May 15, 2017

Light rains hindered the drying of fields and saturated soil moisture levels were maintained from the previous week’s heavy showers. There were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 14, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The spotty showers prevented producers from [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — May 8, 2017

Rain and Flooding Impede Field Work Heavy rains continued throughout the week, preventing nearly all field work and leading to ponding in some fields. There were 0.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 7, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There was [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — May 1, 2017

The week started out ideal for planting before spotty rains delayed field activity. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 30, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Corn and soybean planting made solid progress in Western Ohio before rain set [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress — April 24th, 2017

Warmer and drier weather contributed to the most significant planting progress this season. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 16, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Rain toward the end of the week stalled some growers but dry weather [...]

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Ohio’s Crop Progress – April 17, 2017

Warm Weather Drying Out Fields  There were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 16, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Warmer temperatures this week helped to dry out some soils and created more fieldwork opportunities. Farmers were able to top dress [...]

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