Limited rains were received at the beginning of the week followed by warm, dry weather, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 28. Warm, dry conditions allowed producers opportunities to get out in the field. Oat and wheat harvest moved steadily. More corn started silking and early planted fields began to dough. The earliest planted soybeans were setting pods.
Hay harvest progressed well aided by dry conditions. Some crops, especially those planted late, were showing signs of stress from the decrease in precipitation and extreme heat. There was a lot of cover crop planting on prevent plant acres. Warm weather allowed mowing, manure applications, spraying activities, and other field work to take place. Milk production decreased with the heat.
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