Ohio’s average corn yields down from 2010

Ohio’s 2011 average corn yield is estimated at 158 bushels per acre, down 1 bushel from the November forecast, and down 5 bushels from the previous year. Producers harvested 3.22 million acres for grain this past year, compared to 3.27 million acres in 2010. Total State production of 508.8 million bushels is 5% below the 2010 total. Acreage harvested for silage is estimated at 140,000 acres, unchanged from the previous year. The average silage yield is estimated at 18.0 tons per acre.

Ohio’s average soybean yield for 2011 is estimated at 47.5 bushels per acre, up 1.5 bushels from the November forecast. Growers harvested 4.54 million acres of soybeans in 2011 from the estimated 4.55 million acres planted. Total soybean production is estimated at 215.7 million bushels, down 2% from the 220.3 million bushels produced in 2010.

Alfalfa yields averaged 3.40 tons of dry hay per acre in 2011, while all Other hay averaged 2.00 tons per acre. Production of All hay decreased 3% from 2010 to 2.77 million tons. Burley Tobacco production in Ohio for 2011 is estimated at 3.4 million pounds, a decrease of 34% from 2010. The average yield is estimated at 2,100 pounds from 1,600 harvested acres. Ohio’s Potato production in 2011 is estimated at 425,000 cwt., a decrease of 30% from 2010. Harvested potato acreage is estimated at 1,700, down 400 acres from the area harvested in 2010. The average State yield is estimated at 250 cwt. per acre, down 40 cwt. from the 2010 yield. Ohio’s winter wheat acreage for 2012 is estimated at 580,000 acres, this is down 300,000 acres from 2011.

U.S. corn for grain production is estimated at 12.4 billion bushels, up slightly from the November 1 forecast but 1% below 2010. The average yield in the United States for 2011 is estimated at 147.2 bushels per acre. This is up 0.5 bushel from the November forecast but 5.6 bushels below the 2010 average yield of 152.8 bushels. Area harvested for grain is estimated at 84.0 million acres, up slightly from the November forecast and up 3% from 2010.

U.S. soybean production in 2011 totaled 3.06 billion bushels, up slightly from the November 1 forecast but down 8% from 2010. United States production is the sixth largest on record. The average yield per acre is estimated at 41.5 bushels, 0.2 bushel above the November 1 forecast but 2.0 bushels below last year’s yield. Harvested area is down 4% from 2010 to 73.6 million acres.

U.S. all hay production of dry hay for 2011 is estimated at 131 million tons, down slightly from the October 1 forecast and down 10% from the 2010 total. This is the lowest United States production level since 1988. Area harvested is estimated at 55.6 million acres, down 3% from the October 1 forecast and down 7% from last year. The average

yield, at 2.36 tons per acre, is up 0.07 ton from October but down 0.07 ton from the previous year.

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