OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS
The average temperature for the State was 46.3 degrees, 4.8 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, November 20, 2011. Precipitation averaged 1.51 inches, 0.86 inches above normal. There were 18 modified growing degree days, 5 days above normal.
Reporters rated 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, November 18, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 48 percent adequate, and 52 percent surplus.
FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21st 2011
Farmers were harvesting corn and soybeans and planting winter wheat, although wet and muddy fields slowed the process. They were also doing fall tillage.
As of Sunday November 21st, corn harvested for grain was 69 percent complete, compared to 100 percent last year and 88 percent for the five-year average. Soybeans harvested were rated at 93 percent, 7 percentage points behind last year and 6 points behind the five-year average. Winter wheat was 95 percent planted, 5 percentage points behind last year and 4 points behind the five-year average. Emerged winter wheat was rated at 80 percent, compared to 99 percent last year and 92 percent for the five-year average. The forth cutting of alfalfa hay was 99 percent complete.