Weekly Crop Progress Report-May 9th

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

The average temperature for the State was 52.2 degrees, 3.7 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, May 8, 2011. Precipitation averaged 1.80 inches, 0.92 inches above normal. There were 43 modified growing degree days, 23 days below normal.

Reporters rated 0.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, May 6, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 9 percent adequate, and 91 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY MAY 8, 2011

Temperatures were below normal throughout the state, but the state received above normal rainfall for the week. Field activities were very limited because of wet field conditions. Planting has stopped until fields dry up.

As of Sunday May 8, corn was 2 percent planted, which was 72 percent behind last year and 52 percent behind the five-year average. Corn emerged was 1 percent, compared to 35 percent last year and 17 percent for the five-year average. Winter wheat was 70 percent jointed, which was 10 percent behind last year and 13 percent behind the five-year average. Eighteen percent of the oats were planted, compared to 93 percent last year and 90 percent for the five-year average. Oats emerged were 9 percent, 67 percent behind last year and 51 percent behind the five-year average. Potatoes planted were 13 percent, compared to 50 percent last year and 55 percent for the five-year average. Peaches at green tip or beyond were 84 percent, which was 10 percent behind last year and 13 percent behind the five-year average. Peaches in full bloom were rated at 46 percent, compared to 75 percent last year and 78 percent for the five-year average.

Eighty-two percent of the apples were green tip or beyond, compared to 96 percent for last year and 98 percent for the five-year average. Apples in full bloom were 41 percent, 34 percent behind last year and 41 percent behind the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Eighty-seven percent of the apples were in fair to good condition, compared to 83 percent last week. Eighty-six percent of the peaches were in fair to good condition, compared to 83 percent last week. Eighty percent of hay acreage was in fair to good condition, down four percent from last week. Eighty-four percent of livestock were in fair-to-good condition, unchanged from last week. Seventy-three percent of range and pasture were in fair to good condition, down six percent from last week. Winter wheat was rated 78 percent in fair-to-good condition, up two percentage points from last week.

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