The Weekly Crop Progress Report – May 16th

As of Sunday May 15, corn was 7 percent planted, which was 76 percent behind last year and 63 percent behind the five-year average. Corn emerged was 1 percent, compared to 57 percent last year and 39 percent for the five-year average. Soybeans planted were 3 percent, compared to 44 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Winter wheat was 88 percent jointed, which was 3 percent behind last year and 4 percent behind the five-year average. One percent of winter wheat was headed, 15 percent behind last year and 10 percent behind the five-year average. Thirty-five percent of the oats were planted, compared to 95 percent last year and 96 percent for the five-year average. Oats emerged were 13 percent, 71 percent behind last year and 68 percent behind the five-year average. Two percent of alfalfa hay 1st cutting was complete, compared to 9 percent last year and 2 percent for the five-year average. Two percent of other hay 1st cutting was complete, 4 percent behind last year, but 1 percent ahead of the five-year average. Ninety-four percent of the apples were green tip or beyond, compared to 99 percent for last year and 100 percent for the five-year average. Apples in full bloom were 64 percent, 17 percent behind last year and 28 percent behind the five-year average. Peaches at green tip or beyond were 92 percent, which was 6 percent behind last year and 7 percent behind the five-year average. Peaches in full bloom were rated at 71 percent, compared to 81 percent last year and 89 percent for the five-year average. Cucumbers planted were 8 percent, compared 26 percent last year and 10 for the five year average. Strawberries harvested were 2 percent, 6 percent behind last year but even with five-year average. Potatoes planted were 30 percent, compared to 56 percent last year and 69 percent for the five-year average. Seven percent of processing tomatoes were planted, compared 8 percent for the five-year average.

Here is the complete Weekly Crop Progress Report for May 16

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  1. Phil, Lorain, Ohio

    I’m not a farmer, but even I know this is bad, especially when you consider the land and crop loss along the Mississippi.

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