Weekly Crop Progress Report-May 23rd

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

The average temperature for the State was 58.6 degrees, 3.9 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, May 22, 2011.  Precipitation averaged 0.99 inches, 0.19 inches above normal.  There were 70 modified growing degree days, 27 days below normal.

Reporters rated 0.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, May 20, 2011.  Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 14 percent adequate, and 86 percent surplus.


FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY MAY 22, 2011

Temperatures were below normal throughout the state, and most of the state received above normal rainfall for the week.  Rainfall kept farmers out of the fields.  Rainfall has been affecting everything from planting to hay harvest to fruit pollination.

As of Sunday May 22, corn was 11 percent planted, which was 76 percent behind last year and 69 percent behind the five-year average.  Corn emerged was 2 percent, compared to 72 percent last year and 58 percent for the five-year average.  Four percent of Soybeans were planted, which was 44 percent behind last year and 50 percent behind the five-year average. One percent of soybeans were emerged, compared to 30 percent last year and 26 percent for the five-year average.  Winter wheat was 96 percent jointed, which was 1 percent behind last year and 2 percent behind the five-year average.  Winter wheat headed was 11 percent, compared to 54 percent last year and 41 percent for the five-year average.  Forty percent of the oats were planted, 58 percent behind last year and 59 percent behind the five-year average.  Twenty-two percent of oats were emerged, compared to 89 percent last year and 92 percent for the five-year average.  Alfalfa hay 1st cutting was 3 percent complete, 10 percent behind last year and 8 percent behind the five-year average.  Other hay 1st cutting was 2 percent complete, compared to 8 percent for both last year and the five-year average.    Ninety-eight percent of the apples were green tip or beyond, which was 2 percent behind both last year and the five-year average. Eighty-three percent of the apples were in full bloom, compared to 94 percent for last year and 97 percent for the five-year average.  Peaches at green tip or beyond were 97 percent, which was 3 percent behind both last year and the five-year average.  Peaches in full bloom were rated at 83 percent, compared to 96 percent for both last year and the five-year average.  Ten percent of cucumbers were planted, 25 percent behind last year and 13 percent behind the five-year average.  Five percent of strawberries were harvested, compared to 21 percent last year and 10 percent for the five year average.  Potatoes planted were 35 percent, 25 percent behind last year and 40 percent behind the five-year average.  Processing tomatoes were 8 percent planted, compared 6 percent last year and 27 percent for the five-year average.

Complete Weekly Crop Progress Report for May 23, 2011

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