Ohio Crop Progress Report – July 25th, 2011

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

 

WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JULY 24th 2011

 

The average temperature for the State was 82.3 degrees, 8.3 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, July 24, 2011. Precipitation averaged 2.00 inches, 0.99 inches above normal. There were 1,891 modified growing degree days, 191 days above normal. Reporters rated 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, July 22, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 15 percent very short, 29 percent short, 54 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.

 

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS

 

A prolonged heat wave engulfed the state and broke records in some places. The heat caused extreme stress on livestock, including a number of reported deaths. Field activities for the week included baling straw and hay, spraying herbicide, tilling wheat stubble and installing tile.

 

As of Sunday July 24th, 30 percent of corn was silked (tasseled), compared to 90 percent last year and 69 percent for the five year average. Forty percent of Soybeans were blooming, compared to 77 percent last year and 72 percent for the five year average. Five percent of soybeans were setting pods, compared to 33 percent last year and 20 percent for the five-year average. Sixty-nine percent of oats were ripe, compared to 92 percent last year and 76 percent for the five-year average. Thirty-seven percent of the oat acreage had been harvested, eight percent behind last year but ten percent above the five-year average. The second cutting of alfalfa hay was 81 percent complete, ten percent behind last year and three percent behind the five-year average. The third cutting was nine percent complete, compared to 24 percent last year and 14 percent for the five-year average. The second cutting other hay was 59 percent complete, compared to 71 percent last year and 60 percent for the five-year average. Thirty-four percent of peaches were harvested, compared to 52 percent last year and 28 percent for the five-year average. Thirty five percent of summer apples were harvested, compared to 49 percent last year and 37 percent for the five-year average. Twenty percent of cucumbers were harvested, compared to 39 percent last year and 22 percent for the five-year average. Two percent of potatoes were harvested.

 

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

 

Seventy-eight percent of corn was in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Eighty-three percent of soybeans were in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Hay was 81 percent in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Livestock were 77 percent in fair-to-good condition, down four percent from last week. Ninety percent of oats were in fair-to-good condition, up five percent from last week. Seventy-six percent of range and pasture were in fair-to-good condition, down five percent from last week. Apples were rated at 81 percent in fair-to-good condition, up seven percent from last week. Peaches were rated at 83 percent in fair-to-good condition, up 9 percent from last week.

Ohio Crop Progress Report – July 25th, 2011

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