Cool, wet weather last week hampered both grain dry down and harvesting, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Temperatures
averaged a few degrees below normal and most areas of the State had some rainfall. There were 4.4 days suitable for 70 fieldwork during the week ending November 24.
Corn was 83% harvested, up 8 points from the previous week. Growers reported average grain moisture content of 20%. This continued to slow harvest as some elevators were shuttering early in the day as dryers were overloaded. On-farm grain dryers ran non-stop as well.
Soybean harvest continued to crawl towards a finish; 93% of Ohio soybeans were harvested. The average moisture content was 14%. Going into December, winter wheat appeared to be in decent shape with growers reporting 52% of the crop in good to excellent condition and 38% in fair condition.
In and amongst harvesting activities, growers were able to apply manure and get some fall tillage completed.