Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – November 7th

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

The average temperature for the State was 46.1 degrees, 1.9 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, November 6, 2011. Precipitation averaged 0.23 inches, 0.49 inches below normal. There were 34 modified growing degree days, 2 days below normal.

Reporters rated 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, November 4, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 59 percent adequate, and 41 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6th 2011

Farmers were harvesting corn and soybeans and planting winter wheat.

As of Sunday November 6th, corn mature was rated at 95 percent, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Corn harvested for grain was 34 percent complete, compared to 94 percent last year and 67 percent for the five-year average. Corn silage was 96 percent harvested, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Soybeans harvested were rated at 67 percent, 33 percentage points behind last year and 25 points behind the five-year average. Winter wheat was 83 percent planted, 17 percentage points behind last year and 12 points behind the five-year average. Emerged winter wheat was rated at 48 percent, compared to 89 percent last year and 78 percent for the five-year average. The forth cutting of alfalfa hay was 90 percent complete, 10 percent behind both last year and the five-year average. Ninety-six percent of the third cutting of other hay was complete, compared to 100 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Fall and winter apples were 92 percent harvested, 8 percent behind last year and 6 percent behind the five-year average. Eighty-eight percent of grapes were harvested, compared to 100 percent last year and 98 percent for the five-year average.

The complete report, including crop and livestock conditions.

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