OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK ENDING SUNDAY DECEMBER 11th 2011
The average temperature for the State was 33.9 degrees, 0.2 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, December 11, 2011. Precipitation averaged 1.64 inches, 0.94 inches above normal. There were 0 modified growing degree days, unchanged from normal.
Reporters rated 1.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, December 9, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 0 percent short, 14 percent adequate, and 86 percent surplus.
FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS
Very few acres of corn were harvested due to excessive wet weather. Most farmers are now waiting for the ground to freeze in order to harvest the rest of the crop. As of Sunday December 11th, corn harvested for grain was 82 percent complete, compared to 100 percent last year and 99 percent for the five-year average.
CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION
Livestock were 86 percent in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Sixty-seven percent of range and pasture were in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Eighty-two percent of winter wheat was in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week.