Weekly Crop Progress Report – June 6th, 2011

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JUNE 5, 2011

The average temperature for the State was 72.9 degrees, 7.3 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, June 5, 2011. Precipitation averaged 0.40 inches, 0.56 inches below normal. There were 752 modified growing degree days, 87 days above normal. Reporters rated 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, June 3, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 1 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 35 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS

The weekly temperatures were above normal, but the welcome news is that precipitation was below normal throughout the state. This allowed many farmers to get in their fields and begin planting corn and soybeans. Some of those who didn’t were attending crop insurance meetings. They also tilled, cut hay, and sprayed herbicides.

As of Sunday June 5th, corn was 58 percent planted, which was 39 percent behind last year and 41 percent behind the five-year average. Corn emerged was 21 percent, compared to 86 percent last year and 88 percent for the five-year average. Twenty-six percent of soybeans were planted, which was 51 percent behind last year and 62 percent behind the five-year average. Nine percent of soybeans were emerged, compared to 62 percent last year and 67 percent for the five-year average. Winter wheat headed was 97 percent, compared to 95 percent last year and 96 percent for the five-year average. Five percent of wheat was turning color, seven percent behind last year and two percent behind the five-year average. Sixty-nine percent of the oats were planted, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the five year average. Fifty-five percent of oats were emerged, compared to 95 percent last year and 98 percent for the five-year average. Oats headed were reported at 3 percent, 20 percent behind last year and 22 percent behind the five-year average. The 1st cutting of Alfalfa hay was 41 percent complete, 20 percent behind last year and 18 percent behind the five-year average. Other hay 1st cutting was 31 percent complete, compared to 45 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Peaches in full bloom were rated at 99 percent, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Thirty-six percent of cucumbers were planted, 32 percent behind last year and 23 percent behind the five-year average. Twenty-nine percent of strawberries were harvested, compared to 37 percent last year and 32 percent for the five year average. Potatoes planted were 48 percent, compared to 96 percent last year and 92 for the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 23 percent planted, compared 42 percent last year and 62 percent for the five-year average. 

Weekly Crop Progress Report – June 6th

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