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2018 Ohio Crop Progress Update

Ohio Crop Progress — June 18, 2018

Corn planting has completed and the crop was almost completely emerged, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 17. Livestock were stressed during the high temperatures and heavy, humid air late in the week. Sporadic, wet weather continued to make Hay cutting difficult as progress lags behind last year. Soybean condition is 85% Good to Excellent for the week, up from 81% last week. Winter wheat began to mature last week although it is behind last year’s maturity progress at this time and was 78% in Good to Excellent condition.

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Ohio Crop Progress for June 11, 2018

Planting progress moved closer to five year averages for most crops, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 10. Fields and pastures had begun to dry out early in the week followed by rain showers later in the week. Producers who finished planting or who finished applying fertilizers and herbicides to fields during the first part of the week welcomed the rain. Corn planting wrapped up for most producers and soybean planting moved closer to completion as well. Oats were nearly all emerged and the crop reported to be in good to excellent condition increased over the previous week. Winter wheat condition remained similar to the previous week while intermittent wet weather proves challenging for those cutting Hay.

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Ohio’s Crop Progress – June 4th, 2018

Despite wet conditions this week, a lot of the planting was able to be completed, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 3. Wet conditions caused some delay in field work. Some areas could use rain, but others have a surplus. Warm temperatures also continued this week which helped boost crop growth and condition. Corn and soybean stands are emerging nicely.

There were a few reports of replanting. Oats planting is complete. Hay making was delayed by wet weather. Spraying and side dressing of corn continued this week.

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Ohio Crop Progress — May 29, 2018

Planting Progress Continues

Despite spotty rain events, warmer temperatures allowed for some field activities to be completed, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 27. Some rains stalled planting, but the week was mostly dry. High temperatures allowed producers to get out into the fields. Corn and soybean planting continued to go strong. Winter wheat is also maturing rapidly. Hay first cutting is starting to pick up in most areas. Crop conditions are good to excellent. Hay and pasture are also in good condition. Other activities this week included spraying, tillage, hauling manure, nitrogen application, and corn side dressing.

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Ohio Crop Progress — May 21, 2018

Planting proceeded despite continued wet weather this week, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 20. The wet conditions were ideal for plant emergence. Oat planting is near completion and corn planting is not far behind. Soybean planting is only halfway complete. Some hay cutting was done this week along with other field activities, including spreading manure, applying herbicides, and tilling. Overall crops are in good condition.

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Ohio Crop Progress — May 14, 2018

Warmer, drier conditions in many parts of the State allowed for significant planting progress, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 13. Field conditions generally were ideal for planting and other activities. Planting progress for both corn and soybeans jumped ahead of the five-year average following a delayed start to the planting season. High temperatures with moist soil conditions also helped to promote corn emergence. Producers also were busy spraying herbicides, and spreading manure, chopping rye for silage, cutting and baling alfalfa, and tillage work. Wheat and pasture conditions improved from last week, while livestock were reported in good condition. In northern counties, however, scattered showers throughout the week followed by heavy rainfall during the weekend limited fieldwork opportunities. There were reports of flooding concerns, ponding in fields, leeching of fertilizers, and drowning of emerged crops.

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Ohio Crop Progress — May 7, 2018

Conditions early in the week allowed farmers ample opportunity for planting, but the window was closed again with rains that arrived mid-week. There were 4.7 days available for fieldwork, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Soils dried out and warmed up, offering near ideal planting conditions. Oat emergence also benefitted. Alfalfa fields got a boost but the first cutting is still a way off for most. Pastures recovered from the cold wet spring and are in mostly good to excellent condition. Winds kept spraying to a minimum in some areas. Some growers are concerned about nitrogen loss in fields that were soaked for an extended period of time. Other activity included field tillage and preparation, manure hauling, and cutting cereal grains for silage.

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Ohio Crop Progress — April 30, 2018

Field Preparation in Full Swing

There was a flurry of field preparation last week in between the scattered rain showers. There were 2.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 29, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Topsoil and subsoil moisture dried out a bit and showed signs of improvement from last week while soil temperatures remained the same as the week before. Oats planted continued to progress as quickly as possible while oats emerged were spotty and uneven due to mild weather and some soggy soil. Corn and soybean planted progress finally reached 1 percent last week, but overall planting progress was well behind the 5 year average.

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Ohio Crop Progress — April 23, 2018

More wet and cold weather passed through Ohio last week keeping many operators out of the fields. There were 1.4 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. Confined livestock continued to be stressed during the last cold, wet week. Oats were planted last week at a slower pace compared to the 5-year planted progress average. No reports of corn or soybeans going in the ground as planted progress continued to fall behind recent years due to poor weather conditions. Winter Wheat condition remains similar to last week and is rated mostly good to excellent, despite the weather.

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Ohio Crop Progress — April 16, 2018

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.

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