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The Ohio Crop Progress Report – July 11th, 2011

Temperatures across the state were slightly above average for this time of year, and precipitation was below normal. Most field activities included winter wheat harvest, cutting and baling hay, spraying herbicide, and side-dressing corn. Vomitoxin does not seem to be a problem in the majority of State wheat fields, producers have actively scouted for this ailment in fields. Reporters have indicated that late planted corn fields need rain, these fields did not develop root systems deep enough to withstand periods of time without frequent rain fall. Vegetable producers in the South East district have begun harvesting of tomatoes, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers and sweet corn. Sweet corn producers are late at getting products to roadside stands, because spring planting was delayed due to an extremely wet spring.

As of Sunday July 10th, 1 percent of corn was silked (tasseled), 39 percent behind last year and behind the five-year average by 16 percent. Soybeans blooming were reported at 4 percent behind last year and behind the five-year average by 35 and 27 percent points, respectively. Ninety-six percent of the winter wheat was ripe, 2 percent behind last year, but 3 percent ahead of the five-year average. Seventy-six percent of wheat has been harvested, compared to 88 percent last year and 57 percent for the five-year average. Oats are 81 percent headed, 14 percent behind last year and 17 percent behind the five-year average. The second cutting of alfalfa hay was 46 percent complete, compared to 65 percent last year and 56 percent for the five-year average. The first cutting other hay was 95 percent complete, four percent behind last year and one percent behind the five-year average. Seventeen percent of second cutting was complete, compared to 40 percent last year and 29 percent for the five-year average. Eleven percent of peaches were harvested, compared to 20 percent last year and eight percent for the five-year average. Apples harvested were rated at 1 percent, compared to 15 percent last year and 10 percent for the five-year average. Cucumbers planted were reported at 95 percent, five percent behind last year and four percent behind the five-year average. Ninety-five percent of strawberries were harvested, five percent behind last year and two percent behind the five-year average.

The Ohio Crop Progress Report – July 11th, 2011

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