Ohio Crop Progress Report – October 17th

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY OCTOBER 16th 2011

Fields are drying out from last week’s rain; producers are harvesting corn and soybean crops and planting winter wheat. Other field activities include manure application, light tillage, and mowing and baling hay. Producers in the West Central region report mold in corn and stock rot.

As of Sunday October 16th, corn mature was rated at 61 percent, compared to 99 percent last year and 90 percent for the five-year average. Corn harvested for grain was eight percent complete, compared to 62 percent last year and 29 percent for the five-year average. Corn silage was 81 percent harvested, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Ninety-one percent of soybeans were dropping leaves, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Sixty percent of soybeans were mature, compared to 97 percent last year and 94 percent for the five-year average. Soybeans harvested were rated at 23 percent, 54 percentage points behind last year and 36 points behind the five-year average. Winter wheat was 35 percent planted, 44 percentage points behind last year and 31 points behind the five-year average. Emerged winter wheat was rated at five percent, compared to 34 percent last year and 27 percent for the five-year average. The forth cutting of alfalfa hay was 78 percent complete, 11 percent behind both last year and the five-year average. Eighty-five percent of the third cutting of other hay was complete, compared to 100 percent last year and 96 percent for the five-year average. Fall and winter apples were 73 percent harvested, 13 percent behind last year and 4 percent behind the five-year average. Sixty-seven percent of grapes were harvested, compared to 86 percent last year and 79 percent for the five-year average. Ninety-five percent of potatoes were harvested, 5 percent behind last year and the same as the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 83 percent harvested, compared to 100 percent last year and 97 percent for the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Seventy-three percent of corn was in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week. Livestock were 81 percent in fair-to-good condition, unchanged from last week. Seventy-three percent of range and pasture were in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Seventy-one percent of soybeans were in fair-to-good condition, down four percent from last week.

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