OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK ENDING SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18, 2012
The average temperature for the State was 38.7 degrees, 2.1 degrees below normal for the week ending Sunday, November 18, 2012. Precipitation averaged 0.50 inches, 0.12 inches below normal. There were 11 modified growing degree days, 5 days below normal. Reporters rated 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, November 16, 2012. Topsoil moisture was rated 2 percent very short, 11 percent short, 64 percent adequate, and 23 percent surplus.
FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS
The fall harvest is winding down to a close. Recent rains have restored surface moisture, but the subsoil is still very dry. Pastures are still in relatively poor condition and some livestock producers have begun feeding hay. Most activities included fall tillage, hauling grain, hauling manure, applying fertilizer and herbicide, cleaning, and storing equipment for winter.
As of Sunday November 18th, 90 percent of the corn was harvested for grain, ahead of last year by 26 percent and the five-year average by 7 percent.… Continue readingRead More »