Ohio weekly crop progress report, June 4

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

The average temperature for the State was 67.6 degrees, 2.3 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, June 3, 2012. Precipitation averaged 1.03 inches, unchanged from normal. There were 123 modified growing degree days, 12 days above normal.

Reporters rated 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, June 1, 2012. Topsoil moisture was rated 7 percent very short, 38 percent short, 52 percent adequate, and 3 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY June 3rd, 2012

The state continues to experience warm and dry conditions. The heat was putting some stress on livestock, but rain provided much needed relief in some areas. Field activities included side-dressing corn with nitrogen, spraying herbicides, installing drainage tile, and baling hay. Soybean emergence has been slow due to dry weather and some producers may still replant.

As of Sunday June 3rd, corn was 97 percent emerged, compared to 18 percent last year and 68 percent for the five-year average. Ninety- nine percent of the intended soybean crop was planted, compared to 21 percent last year and 72 percent for the five-year average. Eighty- one percent of soybeans were emerged, compared to seven percent last year and 48 percent for the five-year average. The winter wheat crop was 45 percent turning color, compared to four percent for both last year and the five-year average. One percent of winter wheat was ripe. The oat crop was 51 percent headed, compared to two percent last year and 18 percent for the five-year average. Three percent of the oat crop was ripe. The first cutting of alfalfa hay was 91 percent complete, compared to 30 percent last year and 52 percent for the five- year average. Two percent of the second cutting of alfalfa hay was complete. The first cutting of other hay was 76 percent complete, compared to 23 percent last year and 41 percent for the five-year average. The second cutting of other hay was one percent complete. Ninety percent of cucumbers were planted, compared to 30 percent last year and 56 percent for the five-year average. Strawberry harvest was 53 percent complete, compared to 23 percent last year and 27 percent for the five-year average. Sixty-five percent of the processing tomato crop was planted, compared to 21 percent last year and 56 percent for the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Apples were 57 percent in fair-to-good condition, down six percent from last week. Forty-seven percent of peaches were rated in fair-to- good condition, up six percent from last week. Corn was 76 percent in fair-to-good condition, down four percent from last week. Eighty percent of hay was rated in fair-to-good condition, up one percent from last week. Livestock were 80 percent in fair-to-good condition, up two percent from last week. Eighty-two percent of oats were rated in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Range and pasture acreage was 76 percent in fair-to-good condition, down two percent from last week. Soybeans were 82 percent in fair-to-good condition. Seventy-six percent of winter wheat was in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week.

Complete Ohio weekly crop progress report for June 4, 2012

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