The August 29th Ohio Crop Progress Report

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

The average temperature for the State was 70.0 degrees, 1.0 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, August 28, 2011. Precipitation averaged 1.40 inches, 0.55 inches above normal. There were 141 modified growing degree days, 4 days below normal.

Reporters rated 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, August 26, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 6 percent very short, 13 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 6 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY AUGUST 28th 2011

Recent rains have been welcome, but the crops are still behind. Spider mites and aphids have been reported in soybean fields. Soybeans fields have been sprayed for aphids.

As of Sunday August 28th, corn in dough was 71 percent, which was 24 percent behind 2010 and 15 percent behind the five-year average. Corn dented was 21 percent, compared to 70 percent last year and 47 percent for the five-year average. Corn mature was 1 percent, which was 6 percent behind last year and 2 percent behind the five-year average. Corn for silage was 7 percent harvested, which was 19 percent behind last year and 7 percent behind the five-year average. Eighty-nine percent of soybeans were setting pods, compared to 98 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Soybeans dropping leaves was 1 percent, which was 6 percent behind last year and 4 percent behind the five-year average. The third cutting of alfalfa hay was 81 percent complete, compared to 89 percent last year and 84 percent for the five-year average. Fifteen percent of the fourth cutting of alfalfa hay was complete, 16 percent behind last year and 1 percent behind the five-year average. The second cutting of other hay was 93 percent complete, compared to 98 percent last year and 95 percent for the five-year average. Twenty-nine percent of the third cutting was complete, 26 percent behind last year and 13 percent behind the five-year average. Eighty percent of peaches were harvested, compared to 88 percent last year and 79 percent for the five-year average. Seventy-eight percent of summer apples were harvested, compared to 87 percent last year and 82 percent for the five-year average. Seventy-five percent of cucumbers were harvested, compared to 93 percent last year and 74 percent for the five-year average. Thirty-nine percent of potatoes were harvested, which was 20 percent behind last year, but 6 percent ahead of the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 16 percent harvested, which was 8 percent behind last year and 6 percent behind the five-year average.

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