Soybean planting is inching toward the finish line, according to the latest crop progress report for Ohio. Only 3% of that crop remains to be sown. Corn is almost all emerged and in mostly good to excellent condition.
There were three days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 16. In most areas of the State, farmers were able to work in the field in the first couple days of the week before storms moved through the area. Producers side-dressed their corn as well as sprayed their fields. Some producers replanted soybeans in areas where crops were lost due to flooding. The first cutting of hay progressed, but was somewhat limited by wetness. The rains have kept soil moisture in good shape, but there has been some localized flooding reported. There was some crop loss due to the flooding as well as wind and hail over the weekend, though damage was limited. Generally, crops are in good-to-excellent condition.