Ohio Weekly Crop Progress Report for October 4th

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY OCTOBER 3, 2010

This week was dry and cool throughout the state, except for a day of rain mid-week. Dry field conditions allowed producers to harvest grain, fruit and vegetable crops, and plant winter wheat.
As of Sunday October 3, 90 percent of corn was mature, compared to 43 percent last year and 71 percent for the five-year average. Thirty- six percent of corn for grain has been harvested in the State, compared to 4 percent last year and 8 percent for the five-year average. Ninety-five percent of soybeans were dropping leaves, compared to 86 percent last year and 93 percent for the five-year average. Soybeans were 80 percent mature, which was 32 percent ahead of last year and 17 percent ahead of the five-year average. Soybeans harvested were reported at 43 percent, up 34 percent from last year and up 23 percent from the five-year average. Winter Wheat planted was at 30 percent, compared to 11 percent last year and 18 percent for the five-year average. Winter Wheat emerged was at 2 percent, identical to the five-year average. The 4th cutting of alfalfa hay was 83 percent complete, compared to 71 percent last year and 77 percent for the five-year average. The 3rd cutting of other hay was 95 percent complete, 14 percent ahead of last year and 8 percent ahead of the five-year average. Sixty-seven percent of fall and winter apples were harvested, up 15 percent from last year and up 16 percent from the five-year average. Grapes harvested were 71 percent, compared to 64 and 61 percent for the previous year and five-year average, respectively. Potatoes were 92 percent harvested, compared to 72 percent last year and 81 percent for the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 91 percent harvested, 7 percent ahead of last year and 4 percent ahead of the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION Eighty-five percent of livestock were in fair-to-good condition, up five percent from last week. Pasture and range were rated 62 percent in fair-to-good condition, up four percent from last week. Seventy-one percent of corn was rated in fair-to-good condition, unchanged from last week. Soybeans were rated 73 percent in fair-to-good condition, down 1 percent from last week.

Complete Weekly Crop Progress Oct. 4

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