Ohio Crop Progress Archive

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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Corn, soybean harvest wind down

Harvest continued to approach completion as some farmers prepared for next spring, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 89 percent adequate to surplus by week’s end. Average temperatures for the week were 2.3 degrees above historical normals and the entire State averaged 0.52 inches of precipitation. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 22.

Soybeans were 96 percent harvested by week’s end, while soybeans moisture content was at 13 percent. Corn harvested was 2 percentage points behind the five-year average at 87 percent. Corn moisture content was at 19 percent, the same percentage as the previous week. Winter wheat emerged was virtually complete, ahead of the five-year average. Seventy-two percent of winter wheat was rated in good to excellent condition compared to 73 percent the previous week.

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Dry weather keeps harvest progressing

Dry weather and warmer than normal temperatures gave farmers favorable conditions to harvest corn and soybeans throughout most the week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 88% adequate to surplus by week’s end. Average temperatures for the week were 8.1 degrees above historical normals and the entire State averaged 0.67 inches of precipitation. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Nov. 15.

Soybeans were 93% harvested by week’s end, one percentage point behind the five-year average of 94%, while soybeans moisture content was at 13%. Corn harvested was at 79%, 5 percentage points behind the five-year average of 84%. Corn moisture content was at 19 percent, down 1 percentage point from the previous week. Winter wheat emerged was 96%. Seventy- three percent of winter wheat was rated good to excellent condition compared to 68 percent the previous week.… Continue reading

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Corn harvest still running behind

Low amounts of precipitation made way for more field activity throughout the week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 88% adequate to surplus by week’s end, down 3 percentage points from the previous week. Average temperatures for the week were 4.8 degrees above historical normals and the entire State averaged 0.7 inches of precipitation. There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Nov. 8.

During the week, farmers hauled manure and harvested crops. Soybeans were 87% harvested by week’s end, four percentage points less than the five-year average of 91%, while soybeans moisture content was at 13%. Corn harvested was at 64% compared to the five-year average of 76%. Corn moisture content decreased by 2 percentage points to 20%. Winter wheat planted reached 100%. Fifty-one percent of corn was rated good to excellent condition compared to 37% the previous year and 68% of winter wheat was rated good to excellent condition.… Continue reading

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Wet weather slows harvest

Precipitation throughout the week continued to slow harvest and other field activities, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 91
percent adequate to surplus by week’s end, up 7 percentage points from the previous week. Average temperatures for the week were 4.2 degrees below historical normals and the entire State averaged 1.56 inches of precipitation. There were 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 1.

Soybean and corn harvest progress fell further behind normal. Soybeans were 77 percent harvested by week’s end compared with the 5-year average of 86 percent, while soybeans moisture content was at 14 percent. Forty-one percent of the corn was harvested compared to the five-year average of 65 percent. Corn moisture content was rated 22 percent. Alfalfa hay fourth cutting was at 93 percent, behind last year by 5 percentage points. Other hay third cutting was at 94 percent, 5 percentage points behind last year.… Continue reading

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Precipitation slows harvest progress

Crops were harvested at a slower pace due to higher amounts of precipitation last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 84% adequate to surplus by week’s end, up 29 percentage points from the previous week. Approximately 28% of the State was abnormally dry or worse, according to the most recent Drought Monitor, compared to 56% the previous week. Average temperatures for the week were 5.1 degrees above historical normals and the entire State averaged 1.84 inches of precipitation. There were 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Oct. 25.

Soybeans dropping leaves reached 100%, ahead of the five-year average by 2 percentage points. Soybeans harvested was at 73% while soybeans moisture content was at 13%. Corn mature was at 93%, one percentage point behind the five-year average, while corn moisture content was rated 22%. Alfalfa hay fourth cutting was at 92%, ahead of last year by 1 percentage point.… Continue reading

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Soybean harvest over half complete

Modest precipitation throughout the week was not enough to decrease the amount of acres seeing abnormally dry conditions, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 55 percent adequate to surplus by week’s end, up 14 percentage points from the previous week. However, approximately 56 percent of the State was abnormally dry, according to the most recent Drought Monitor. Average temperatures for the week were 0.1 degrees above historical normals and the entire State averaged 0.50 inches of precipitation. There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 18.

Farmers harvested crops, planted cover crops, and tilled fields. Soybeans dropping leaves was at 97 percent, ahead of the five year average by 2 percentage points. Soybeans harvested was at 65 percent while soybeans moisture content was at 13 percent. Corn mature was 3 percentage points behind the five-year average at 86 percent while corn moisture content was rated 22 percent.… Continue reading

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Corn harvest picks up, behind average

Seasonally warm and dry conditions helped push harvest progress but also increased the number of acres seeing moderate drought, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 41 percent adequate to surplus by week’s end, down 11 percentage points from the previous week. Approximately 43 percent of the state was abnormally dry or worse, according to the most recent Drought Monitor, up from 36 percent last week. Average temperatures for the week were 3.3 degrees above historical normals and the entire State averaged 0.14 inches of precipitation. There were 6.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 11.

Farmers harvested soybeans and corn, planted wheat, and applied lime. Soybeans dropping leaves was at 93 percent, ahead of the five-year average by 2 percentage points. Soybeans harvested was at 49 percent while soybeans moisture content was at 12 percent. Corn mature was at 77 percent, behind the five-year average by 3 points while corn moisture content was rated 23 percent.… Continue reading

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Corn harvest on track, soybeans ahead of last year

Light periodic rain occurred in some areas causing an increase in topsoil moisture but not enough to prevent increased drought conditions, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 52 percent adequate to surplus by week’s end, up 9 percentage points from the previous week. Approximately 36 percent of the state was abnormally dry or worse, according to the most recent Drought Monitor. Average temperatures for the week were 4.9 degrees below historical normals and the entire State averaged 1.27 inches of precipitation. There were 4.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 4.

During the week, farmers harvested corn and soybeans and planted wheat. Soybeans dropping leaves was at 85 percent, ahead of the five-year average by 2 percentage points. Soybeans harvested was at 21 percent while soybeans moisture content was at 13 percent. Corn dented was ahead of the five-year average by 1 percentage point at 96 percent.… Continue reading

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Harvest begins in Ohio

Dry weather persisted under warmer than normal temperatures last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. Topsoil moisture conditions were rated 43 percent adequate to surplus by week’s end, down 15 percentage points from the previous week. Approximately 18 percent of the state was abnormally dry or worse, according to the most recent Drought Monitor. Average temperatures for the week were 2.5 degrees above historical normals and the entire State averaged 0.00 inches of precipitation. There were 6.8 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending September 27.

Farmers applied manure, harvested wheat, and tilled land during the week. Soybeans dropping leaves was at 75 percent, ahead of the five-year average by 5 percentage points. Soybeans harvested was at 13 percent while soybeans moisture content was also at 13 percent. Corn dented was at 93 percent, ahead of the five-year average by 3 percentage points. Corn mature was at 46 percent and corn moisture content was 24 percent.… Continue reading

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