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The Ohio Crop Progress Report – July 5th, 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 hay, spraying herbicide and side-dressing corn. As expected, late planted corn is showing better stand counts than that of early planted acres. Reporters in the South Central district report that some stands of winter wheat are showing signs of head scab, the infection rate is low to moderate. Vegetable producers in the South East district have begun harvesting of tomatoes, squash, eggplant, cucumbers, peppers and sweet corn.

As of Sunday July 3rd, 95 percent of soybeans were emerged, two percent behind last year and four percent behind the five-year average. One percent of the soybeans were blooming, compared to 16 percent for both last year and the five-year average. Fifty-six percent of the winter wheat was ripe, 34 percent behind last year and 4 percent behind the five-year average. Eleven percent of wheat has been harvested, compared to 42 percent last year and 19 percent for the five-year average. Oats were 48 percent headed, 42 percent behind last year and 47 percent behind the five-year average. The second cutting of alfalfa hay was 24 percent complete, compared to 37 percent last year and 36 percent for the five-year average. The first cutting other hay was 86 percent complete, five percent behind last year and six percent behind the five-year average. Six percent of the second cutting was complete, 14 percent behind last year and 11 percent behind the five-year average.

The Complete Crop Progress Report for July 5th

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