Ohio weekly crop progress report, April 23, 2012

As of Sunday April 22nd, corn planted for grain was 34 percent complete, compared to 1 percent last year and 8 percent for the five-year average. Corn emerged was at 2 percent. Seven percent of soybeans were planted, 6 percent ahead of the five- year average. Winter wheat jointed was rated at 57 percent, ahead of both last year and the five-year average by 33 and 30 percent, respectively. Eighty percent of Oats acreage has been planted throughout the State, 65 percent ahead of last year and 41 percent ahead of the five-year average. Oats emerged were rated at 36 percent, compared to 3 percent last year and 9 percent for the five-year average. Intended potato acreage was 33 percent planted, 31 points ahead of last year and 15 percent ahead of the five-year average. Apples at green tip or beyond were rated at 94 percent, compared to 50 percent last year and 67 percent for the five-year average. Apples at full bloom or beyond were rated at 71 percent, 67 percentage points ahead of last year and 53 points ahead of the five-year average. Peaches at green tip or beyond were rated at 92 percent, 40 points ahead of last year and 27 points ahead of the five-year average. Peaches at full bloom or beyond were rated at 76 percent, compared to 14 percent last year and 24 percent for the five-year average.
Apples were 74 percent in fair-to-good condition, 3 points behind last week. Peaches were 70 percent in fair-to-good condition, up from 68 points last week. Hay was 87 percent in fair-to-good condition, up two percentage points from last week. Livestock were 78 percent in fair-to-good condition, down 1 point from last week. Oats were 90 percent in fair-to- good condition. Seventy-five percent of range and pasture acreage were rated in fair-to-good condition, unchanged from last week. Seventy-seven percent of winter wheat was in fair-to-good condition, up 6 percentage points from last week.

View the complete Ohio Weekly Crop Progress Report for April 23, 2012

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