There were five days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending August 4, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Scattered showers and cool temperatures abounded this week. The continued lower than average temperatures have some growers concerned with the lack of growing degree days. This, coupled with a crop that was planted later than usual, has many growers hoping for a late frost. Corn condition remains very good and overall the ample rainfall has benefited the crop. Although the cooler temperatures are slowing crop development, it is minimizing stress. Wheat harvest was completed. Very little straw was bailed last week due to the rainfall. Manure and lime was applied to harvested fields. Hay and pasture condition are very good, although rains have prevented dry hay harvest. Vegetable growers have been adversely affected by the excess rainfall this season. Sweet corn and cabbage harvest continued.
The corn fields in Ohio are 80% good to excellent and the wheat harvest has wrapped up. See more of the stats from the latest NASS report for Ohio.