Ohio’s Crop Progress — August 29th, 2016

The state received varied amounts of rain along with strong winds and tornadoes that caused limited damage, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. The week started off dry, helping hay harvest and other field work. Scattered rains moved in by mid-week and lingered through the weekend. Western and northeastern portions of the state benefitted most. There were 5 days available for fieldwork for the week ending August 28th . Disease and insect pressure remained high for corn in many areas. Growers reported tip back on ears, the likely result of either unfavorable pollination conditions or early season nitrogen loss. Soybean progress continued to track along the five year average. Hayfields and pastures received a boost where rains were abundant.

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  1. Most of are corn looks good. Except for an area in one field that didn’t handle the dry and heat well which leaves me scratching my head trying to figure out why. Not normal area for this might be a fertility problem. One thing this is a year that will bring any problems you have to light. All we need to figure what it is.

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