OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK ENDING SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11th 2011
The average temperature for the State was 63.9 degrees, 3.7 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, September 11, 2011. Precipitation averaged 1.75 inches, 1.23 inches above normal. There were 100 modified growing degree days, 26 days below normal. Reporters rated 2.3 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, September 9, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 10 percent short, 69 percent adequate, and 21 percent surplus.
FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS
Rains this week helped to revive crops, but prevented some field work. Those able to get into fields tilled wheat stubble, planted cover crops, hauled manure, and began corn harvest for silage.
As of Sunday September 11th, corn in dough was 93 percent, which was seven percent behind 2010 and three percent behind the five-year average. Corn dented was 56 percent, compared to 89 percent last year and 79 percent for the five-year average.… Continue readingRead More »