Ohio’s Crop Progress – June 11th, 2012

OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS

The average temperature for the State was 65.2 degrees, 1.7 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, June 10, 2012. Precipitation averaged 0.06 inches, 0.80 inches below normal. There were 98 modified growing degree days, 22 days below normal.

Reporters rated 6.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, June 8, 2012. Topsoil moisture was rated 15 percent very short, 41 percent short, 42 percent adequate, and 2 percent surplus.

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY June 10th, 2012

The state continues to experience warm and dry conditions. The heat is putting significant stress on livestock, corn and soybeans. Field activities included side-dressing corn with nitrogen, spraying herbicides, and baling hay. Soybean emergence has been slow due to dry weather and some producers have replanted. Insect infestation has been a problem in alfalfa fields.

As of Sunday June 10th, 95 percent of soybeans were emerged, compared to 23 percent last year and 66 percent for the five-year average. One percent of the soybean crop was blooming. The winter wheat crop was 82 percent turning color, compared to 19 percent last year and 23 percent for the five-year average. Three percent of winter wheat was ripe and one percent was harvested. The oat crop was 71 percent headed, compared to seven percent last year and 34 percent for the five-year average. Six percent of the oat crop was ripe. The first cutting of alfalfa hay was 98 percent complete, compared to 63 percent last year and 71 percent for the five-year average. Six percent of the second cutting of alfalfa hay was complete, compared to one percent for the five-year average. The first cutting of other hay was 88 percent complete, compared to 45 percent last year and 54 percent for the five-year average. The second cutting of other hay was two percent complete. Ninety-eight percent of cucumbers were planted, compared to 55 percent last year and 67 percent for the five-year average. Strawberry harvest was 80 percent complete, compared to 46 percent last year and 47 percent for the five-year average. Ninety-three percent of the processing tomato crop was planted, compared to 68 percent last year and 76 percent for the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION

Apples were 65 percent in fair-to-good condition, up eight percent from last week. Fifty-two percent of peaches were rated in fair-to-good condition, up five percent from last week. Corn was 80 percent in fair-to-good condition, up four percent from last week. Eighty-three percent of hay was rated in fair-to-good condition, up three percent from last week. Livestock were 80 percent in fair-to-good condition, unchanged from last week. Eighty-six percent of oats were rated in fair-to-good condition, up four percent from last week. Range and pasture acreage was 80 percent in fair-to-good condition, up four percent from last week. Soybeans were 81 percent in fair-to-good condition, down one from last week. Eighty-one percent of winter wheat was in fair-to-good condition, up five percent from last week.

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