Ohio Crop Progress Report – September 6, 2011

As of Sunday September 4th, corn in dough was 85 percent, which was 14 percent behind 2010 and 7 percent behind the five-year average. Corn dented was 37 percent, compared to 79 percent last year and 64 percent for the five-year average. Corn mature was 3 percent, which was 19 percent behind last year and 6 percent behind the five-year average. Corn for silage was 12 percent harvested, which was 37 percent behind last year and 17 percent behind the five-year average. Ninety-seven percent of soybeans were setting pods, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Soybeans dropping leaves were 3 percent, which was 23 percent behind last year and 12 percent behind the five-year average. The third cutting of alfalfa hay was 89 percent complete, compared to 94 percent last year and 90 percent for the five-year average. Twenty-five percent of the fourth cutting of alfalfa hay was complete, 11 percent behind last year, and 1 percent behind the five-year average. The second cutting of other hay was 98 percent complete, compared to 100 percent last year and 98 percent for the five-year average. Forty-one percent of the third cutting was complete, 26 percent behind last year and 15 percent behind the five-year average. Ninety percent of peaches were harvested, compared to 92 percent last year and 86 percent for the five-year average. Eighty-nine percent of summer apples were harvested, compared to 94 percent last year and 88 percent for the five-year average. Fall and winter apples were 8 percent harvested, which 8 percent behind the last year and even with the five-year average. Fifteen percent of the grapes were harvested compared to 8 percent for the five-year average. Seventy-nine percent of cucumbers were harvested, compared to 95 percent last year and 82 percent for the five-year average. Forty-three percent of potatoes were harvested, which was 21 percent behind last year, but even with the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 22 percent harvested, which was 19 percent behind last year and 14 percent behind the five-year average.

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