Summer Season Starts with More Rain
Soybean fields have been planted and were on par with historical emergence despite extensive rain, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 24. Some parts of the State received up to 6 inches of rain which produced flooding and ponding in low lying fields and pastures. Last week’s continued wet weather made Hay cutting very difficult and forced some second cutting stands to pass ideal maturity. Corn was completely emerged; up from 96% last week. Winter wheat was 45% mature. Harvest was expected to begin in most areas this week as fields dry out. Oats were 82% headed last week and condition decreased slightly to 72% of the crop in good to excellent condition due to recent wet weather.