The Ohio Crop Progress Report – June 27th

 OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JUNE 26, 2011

The average temperature for the State was 70.7 degrees, unchanged from normal for the week ending Sunday, June 26, 2011. Precipitation averaged 1.24 inches, 0.36 inches above normal. There were 146 modified growing degree days, 2 days above normal. Reporters rated 3.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, June 24, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 6 percent short, 68 percent adequate, and 26 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS

Temperatures across the state were average for this time of year, and precipitation was only slightly above normal. Most field activities included cutting hay, spraying herbicide and side-dressing corn. As expected, late planted corn is showing better stand counts that of early planted acres. The quality of the wheat crop is yet to be determined, however heavy rains in late may during flowering and pollination may have prevented some heads from producing grain. Some acreage is also showing signs of fusarium head blight.

As of Sunday June 26th, 88 percent of soybeans were emerged, one percent behind last year and nine percent behind the five-year average. Ninety-eight percent of winter wheat was turning color, one percent behind last year but three percent ahead of the five-year average. Ten percent of wheat was ripe, compared to 51 percent last year and 24 percent for the five-year average. Forty percent of oats were headed compared to 78 percent last year and 87 percent for the five-year average. The first cutting of alfalfa hay was 95 percent complete, six percent ahead last year and one percent ahead the five-year average. The second cutting of alfalfa hay was six percent complete, compared to 15 percent last year and 19 percent for the five year average. The first cutting other hay was 77 percent complete, one percent behind last year and nine percent behind the five-year average. Three percent of second cuttings were complete, three percent behind last year and five percent behind the five year average. Eighty-five percent of cucumbers were planted, six percent behind last year and percent behind of the five-year average. Eighty-five percent of strawberries were harvested, six percent behind last year and one percent behind the five-year average. Potatoes were 95 percent planted. Processing tomatoes were 95 percent planted, seven percent ahead of last year but three percent behind the five-year average.

The Ohio Crop Progress Report – June 27th

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