The Ohio Crop Progress Report – August 1st

CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

The average temperature for the State was 78.9 degrees, 6.4 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, July 31, 2011. Precipitation averaged 0.66 inches, 0.16 inches below normal. There were 192 modified growing degree days, 37 days above normal.

Reporters rated 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, July 29, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 10 percent very short, 25 percent short, 61 percent adequate, and 4 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JULY 31st 2011

There was still extreme heat in Ohio last week; however, rain helped reduce the stress on crops and livestock. Field activities for the week included baling straw and hay, spraying herbicide, tilling wheat stubble and installing tile.

As of Sunday July 31st, 58 percent of corn was silked (tasseled), compared to 94 percent last year and 86 percent for the five-year average. Corn in dough was 5 percent. Sixty-three percent of Soybeans were blooming, compared to 86 percent last year and 85 percent for the five-year average. Twelve percent of soybeans were setting pods, compared to 52 percent last year and 41 percent for the five-year average. Ninety percent of oats were ripe, compared to 99 percent last year and 93 percent for the five-year average. Forty percent of the oat acreage had been harvested, 49 percent behind last year and 17 percent behind the five-year average. The second cutting of alfalfa hay was 90 percent complete, six percent behind last year and two percent behind the five-year average. The third cutting was 14 percent complete, compared to 41 percent last year and 27 percent for the five-year average. The second cutting of other hay was 64 percent complete, compared to 78 percent last year and 72 percent for the five-year average. Three percent of the third cutting was complete, nine percent behind last year and five percent behind the five-year average. Forty percent of peaches were harvested, compared to 58 percent last year and 39 percent for the five-year average. Forty percent of summer apples were harvested, compared to 61 percent last year and 47 percent for the five-year average. Thirty-nine percent of cucumbers were harvested, compared to 53 percent last year and 38 percent for the five-year average. Six percent of potatoes were harvested, which was 15 percent behind last year and six percent behing the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Seventy-seven percent of corn was in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Eighty-one percent of soybeans were in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Hay was 79 percent in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Livestock were 83 percent in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Eighty-six percent of oats were in fair-to-good condition, down four percent from last week. Seventy-two percent of range and pasture were in fair-to-good condition, down four percent from last week. Apples were rated at 75 percent in fair-to-good condition, down six percent from last week. Peaches were rated at 78 percent in fair-to-good condition, down five percent from last week.

The complete Crop Progress Report for August 1st, 2011

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