2021 Ohio Crop Progress Update

Crop conditions still adequate

Spotty precipitation occurred with some areas reporting too much rain and other areas reporting not enough rain, but overall conditions remained adequate for crop growth, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 90% adequate to surplus, up one percent from the previous week. Temperatures for the week ending June 13 were 6.9 degrees above historical normals, while the entire State averaged 1.25 inches of precipitation. There were 3.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 13.

Farmers sprayed crops and side dressed nitrogen on corn fields. Oats emerged was complete and oats condition was rated 75% good to excellent. Corn planted progress was complete while corn emerged was at 94 percent. Soybeans planted progress was 95% while soybeans emerged was 86%. Winter wheat headed was 97% and the winter wheat crop was rated 77% good to excellent condition. Pasture and range condition was rated 79% good to excellent condition.… Continue reading

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Prime crop growth conditions

Adequate amounts of rain and ideal temperatures occurred during the week leading to ample soil moisture supplies and good crop growth, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 89 percent adequate to surplus, the same as last week. Temperatures for the week ending June 6 were on par with historical normals, while the entire State averaged 0.85 inches of precipitation. There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending June 6.

Farmers replanted small amounts of crops, made hay, side dressed corn, and sprayed crop fields. Oats planting was
complete while oats emerged was 96 percent. Oats condition was rated 70 percent good to excellent condition.
Corn planted progress was 95 percent complete and corn emerged was at 83 percent. Soybeans planted progress was 89 percent while soybeans emerged was 74 percent. Winter wheat headed was 91 percent and the winter wheat crop was rated 76 percent good to excellent condition.… Continue reading

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Planting progress nears completion, emergence advances

Timely precipitation occurred throughout the week which accelerated crop progress and boosted crop conditions,
according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions
were rated 89 percent adequate to surplus, up 14 percentage points from the previous week. Temperatures for the week ending May 30 averaged 3 degrees below historical normals, while the entire State averaged 0.84 inches of precipitation. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 30.

Farmers continued planting crops between showers. Replanting activities were necessary in some fields. Oats were 94 percent emerged and were rated 72 percent good to excellent condition. Corn planted progress was 92 percent complete and corn emerged was at 70 percent, 20 percentage points ahead of the five-year average. Soybeans planted progress remained ahead of the five-year average at 84 percent while soybeans emerged was 58 percent.
Winter wheat jointing was 98 percent and the winter wheat crop was rated 77 percent good to excellent condition.… Continue reading

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Major progress in planted acres with cooperative weather

Ideal weather and soil conditions during most of the week promoted planting progress and other field activities throughout the week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 75% adequate to surplus, down 22 percentage points from the previous week. Temperatures for the week ending May 23 averaged 4.9 degrees above historical normals, while the entire State averaged 0.11 inches of precipitation. There were 6.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 23.

In addition to planting activities, farmers conducted tillage, spraying, and haymaking activities. Oats were 88% emerged and were rated 69% good to excellent condition. Corn planted progress was 76% complete and corn emerged was at 38%. Soybeans planted progress was ahead of the five-year average at 66% while soybeans emerged was 28%. Winter wheat jointing was 94% and the winter wheat crop was rated 74% good to excellent condition. … Continue reading

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Slow planting progress continues

Rain showers early in the week gave way to drier weather later in the week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 97 percent adequate to surplus, down 2 percentage points from the previous week. Temperatures for the week ending May 16 averaged 9.2 degrees below historical normals, while the entire State averaged 0.71 inches of precipitation. There were 2.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 16.

Farmers completed small amounts of fieldwork, including repairing and calibrating equipment and treating fields with fungicides. Oats were 77 percent emerged and were rated 64 percent good to excellent condition. Corn planted progress was 39 percent complete and corn emerged was at 17 percent. Corn planting progress moved ahead of the 5- year average while emergence fell slightly behind. Soybeans planted progress was 29 percent while soybeans emerged was 12 percent. Winter wheat jointing was 89 percent and the winter wheat crop was rated 73 percent good to excellent condition. … Continue reading

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Rain slows planting progress

Cool temperatures and increased precipitation led to slower planting progress, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 99% adequate to surplus, up 6 percentage points from the previous week. Temperatures for the week ending May 9 averaged 4.1 degrees below historical normals, while the entire State averaged 2.02 inches of precipitation. There were 1.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 9.

Oats were 66% emerged and were rated 54% good to excellent condition. Corn planted progress was at 27% complete while corn emerged was at 9%. Soybeans planted progress was 20% and soybeans emerged was 7%. Winter wheat jointing was 83% and the winter wheat crop was rated 79% good to excellent condition. Pasture and range condition was rated 78% good to excellent condition.

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Rain slows planting progress

Farmers continued fieldwork as conditions allowed, but increased precipitation as the week progressed slowed planting progress, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil
moisture conditions were rated 93 percent adequate to surplus, up 6 percentage points from the previous week.

Temperatures for the week ending May 2 averaged almost 3 degrees above historical normals, while the entire State averaged 1.17 inches of precipitation. There were 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending May 2. Snow and freezing temperatures occurred last week but nothing extremely damaging was reported. Oats were 81 percent planted and oats emerged was 54 percent. Corn planted progress was at 22 percent complete while corn emerged was at 4 percent. Soybeans planted progress was 17 percent and soybeans emerged was 4 percent; weeds were reportedly an issue in some soybean fields. Winter wheat jointing was 76 percent and the winter wheat crop was rated 81 percent good to excellent condition.… Continue reading

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Low temperatures slowed planting progress

Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 87% adequate to surplus, up 5 percentage points from the previous week. Temperatures for the week ending April 25 averaged 8.5 degrees below historical normals, while the entire State averaged 0.46 inches of precipitation. There were 2.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 25.

Cold soil temperatures limited planting for farmers while orchardists assessed damage to fruit trees from hard frosts. Oats were 61% planted and oats emerged was 36%. Corn planted progress was at 8% complete while soybeans planted progress was also 8%; cooler temperatures hindered germination and emergence of both corn and soybeans. Winter wheat jointing was 61% and the winter wheat crop was rated 78% good to excellent condition.

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Ohio Crop Progress April 19

With temperatures lower than the previous week, fieldwork continued at a slightly slower pace, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA
NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 82% adequate to surplus, down 1 percentage point from the previous week. Temperatures for the week ending April 18 averaged 0 1.2 degrees below historical normals, while the entire State averaged 0.23 inches of precipitation. There were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 18.

Farmers continued planting, tillage, spraying, and fertilizer activities. Oats were 52% planted while oats emerged was 26%. Corn planted
progress was at 4% complete while soybeans planted progress was at 5%. Winter wheat jointing was 43% and the winter wheat crop was rated 82% good to excellent.

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Field work picks up with warmer weather

Favorable conditions throughout most the week led to an increase in fieldwork activities, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 83% adequate to surplus, down 4 percentage points from last week. Temperatures for the week ending April 11 averaged 17.1 degrees higher than historical normals, while the entire State averaged 1.00 inch of rain. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 11.

Fieldwork conducted throughout the week included tillage, applying herbicides, hauling manure, and topdressing wheat. Oats were 40% planted compared to 9 percent the previous week. Corn planted progress was at 2% complete while soybeans planted progress was at 1%. Winter wheat jointing was 24% and the winter wheat crop was rated 81% good to excellent condition.

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Season begins with low temperatures and dry

The 2021 growing season began with cooler and drier than the start of last year’s growing season, leading to more opportunities for fieldwork, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 87% adequate to surplus. Temperatures for the week ending April 4 averaged 4.7 degrees below historical normals and the state received 0.37 inches of precipitation. There were 3.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending April 4.

To start the season, producers readied equipment for planting, hauled manure, and performed tillage. Topsoil conditions were drier this year in comparison to last year. Oats were 9% planted compared to 8% last year. Winter wheat jointing was 3% while the winter wheat crop was rated 77% good to excellent condition.

This is the first weekly crop and weather report for the 2021 season. A series of weekly crop progress reports will be published each Monday at 4:00 p.m.… Continue reading

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