Ohio Crop Progress Report – September 26th

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

WEEK ENDING SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25th 2011

The average temperature for the State was 63.0 degrees, 2.3 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, September 25, 2011. Precipitation averaged 1.30 inches, 0.57 inches above normal. There were 85 modified growing degree days, 3 days below normal. Reporters rated 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, September 23, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 3 percent short, 72 percent adequate, and 25 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS

Fields remain wet from continuing rains. Field activities included fall tillage, spreading manure, spraying lime, and installing field tile.

As of Sunday September 25th, corn dented was 84 percent, compared to 96 percent for the five-year average. Corn mature was 19 percent, compared to 83 percent last year and 53 percent for the five-year average. Corn harvested for grain was one percent complete, compared to 22 percent last year and eight percent for the five-year average. Corn for silage was 46 percent harvested, compared to 94 percent last year and 80 for the five-year average. Thirty eight percent of soybeans were dropping leaves, compared to 87 percent last year and 77 percent for the five-year average. Six percent of soybeans were mature, compared to 63 percent last year and 37 percent for the five-year average. One percent of winter wheat was planted, six percent behind last year, and three percent behind the five-year average. The third cutting of alfalfa hay was 95 percent complete, four percent behind the five-year average. Forty nine percent of the fourth cutting of alfalfa hay was complete, compared to 76 percent last year and 66 percent for the five-year average. Seventy five percent of the third cutting of other hay was complete, compared to 91 percent last year and 83 percent for the five-year average. Fall and winter apples were 39 percent harvested, 13 percent behind last year and two percent behind of the five-year average. Thirty six percent of grapes were harvested, compared to 65 percent last year and 53 percent for the five-year average. Seventy four percent of potatoes were harvested, ten percent behind last year and one percent behind the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 63 percent harvested, compared to 81 percent last year and 74 percent for the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Apples were rated at 76 percent in fair-to-good condition, down four percent from last week. Seventy three percent of corn was in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week. Hay was 77 percent in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Livestock were 85 percent in fair-to-good condition, which was unchanged from last week. Seventy six percent of range and pasture were in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Seventy four percent of soybeans were in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week.

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