The Ohio Crop Progress Report – July 18th, 2011

As of Sunday July 17th, 7 percent of corn was silked (tasseled), 64 percent behind last year and behind the five-year average by 34 percent. Soybeans blooming were reported at 11 percent, behind last year and the five-year average by 50 and 42 percent points, respectively. Soybeans setting pods were rated at one percent, 12 points behind last year and seven points behind the five-year average. Ninety-five percent of the winter wheat has been harvested, compared to 98 percent last year and 89 percent for the five-year average. Oats were 95 percent headed, 4 percent behind last year and 5 percent behind the five-year average. Thirty-four percent of the oats were rated as ripe, 37 percent behind last year and 20 percentage points behind the five-year average. Eight percent of the oat acreage has been harvested, nine percentage points behind last year and four points behind the five-year average. The second cutting of alfalfa hay was 60 percent complete, compared to 85 percent last year and 74 percent for the five-year average. The third cutting was one percent complete, compared to ten percent last year and 5 percent for the five-year average. The second cutting other hay was 39 percent complete, 22 percent behind last year and eight percent behind the five-year average. Twenty-one percent of peaches were harvested, compared to 27 percent last year and 14 percent for the five-year average. Apples harvested were rated at 7 percent, compared to 24 percent last year and 20 percent for the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Eighty percent of corn was in fair-to-good condition, unchanged from last week. Eighty-five percent of soybeans were in fair-to-good condition, up three percent from last week. Hay was 79 percent in fair-to-good condition, unchanged from last week. Livestock were 81 percent in fair-to-good condition, compared to 79 percent last week. Eighty-five percent of oats were in fair-to-good condition, down five percent from last week. Eighty-one percent of range and pasture were in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Apples were rated at 74 percent in fair-to-good condition, down 1 percentage point from last week. Peaches were rated at 74 percent in fair-to-good condition, up 3 percent from last week.

The Ohio Crop Progress Report – July 18th, 2011

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