Ohio’s Crop Progress – October 9th, 2012

FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS WEEK ENDING SUNDAY OCTOBER 7, 2012

Wet field conditions has limited planting, and subsequent emersion of winter wheat. In addition, the progress of the corn and soybean harvests has slowed due to rain.

As of Sunday October 7th, eighty-two percent of corn was mature, which was 47 percent ahead of last year and 11 percent ahead of the five-year average. Twenty-two percent of the corn was harvested for grain, ahead of last year by 18 percent and the five-year average by five percent. Sixty-eight percent of soybeans were mature, 43 percent ahead of last year and identical to the five-year average. Soybeans harvested were rated at 23 percent, compared to two percent last year and 30 percent for the five-year average. Winter wheat planted was rated at 19 percent, compared to four percent last year and 32 percent for the five-year average. Winter wheat emerged was rated at two percent, one percent ahead of last year, but four percent behind the five-year average. Ninety-eight percent of the third cutting of other hay was complete, compared to 78 percent last year and 89 percent for the five-year average. Fall and winter apples were 72 percent harvested, nine percent ahead of last year and the five-year average. Seventy-nine percent of grapes have been harvested, 28 percent ahead of last year and 14 percent ahead of the five-year average. Processing tomatoes were 98 percent harvested, compared to 73 percent last year and 88 percent for the five-year average.

CROP AND LIVESTOCK CONDITION
Corn was 49 percent in fair-to-good condition, compared to 48 percent from last week. Livestock were 83 percent in fair-to-good condition, down one percent from last week. Range and pasture acreage was 56 percent in fair-to-good condition, compared to 51 percent last week. Soybeans were 66 percent in fair-to-good condition, unchanged from last week.

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