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2018 Ohio Crop Progress Update

Ohio Crop Progress — Nov. 26, 2018

Harvest Progress Dampened

Wet conditions kept combines out of the fields again last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending November 25. Most operators were waiting for the ground to freeze in order to harvest remaining corn and soybeans. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 17 percent and the average for soybeans was 16 percent. The winter wheat crop was rated 62 percent good to excellent condition.

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Ohio Crop Progress — Nov. 19, 2018

Harvest Slowly Moving

Snow and wet weather delayed harvest again last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 2.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending November 18. Winter Storm Avery hit Ohio last week. Excessive moisture kept producers out of the fields and bought harvest to a halt in many areas. Topsoil moisture condition ratings increased to 71 percent surplus by week’s end, up from 67 percent last week. Elevators were still at capacity. Producers were hoping for drier conditions and colder temperatures to freeze the ground. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 17 percent and the average for soybeans was 15 percent. Winter wheat condition was rated 67 percent good to excellent, below last year’s rating at this time.

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Ohio Crop Progress — Nov. 13, 2018

Wet Conditions Stall Progress

Continued wet conditions and cooler temperatures throughout the week kept producers out of the fields, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 2.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending November 11. Very little harvesting or other fieldwork were completed last week. Some corn and soybeans were harvested despite saturated soil conditions. There were reports of muddy fields and some crop distress due to excess moisture. Lack of storage availability also stalled harvest. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 17 percent and the average for soybeans was 15 percent. Some tillage and manure management activities were underway.

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Ohio Crop Progress — Nov. 5, 2018

Rain Stalled Harvest

Wet conditions continued last week which halted most harvest progress according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 1.9 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending November 4. Rainfall kept farmers out of the field and brought remaining harvest to a standstill in many areas. Statewide, corn harvest advanced 6 percentage points while soybean harvest progress gained 7 points from last week. Excessive rains caused flooding and ponding in low lying areas. Winter wheat was reported to be in good condition. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 17 percent and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.

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Ohio Crop Progress — Oct. 29, 2018

Harvest Continued Between Rainfall

Rain fell across the State at the start and end of last week and temperatures remained cooler than normal according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 28. Fields dried out enough for fieldwork and harvesting in the middle of the week, but the topsoil moisture moved from 10 percent surplus to 19 percent surplus after Sunday’s heavy rainfall. Corn and Soybean combines moved quickly as the harvested progress increased 17 percentage points for both crops last week. Corn harvest progress remained ahead of the 5-year average while the soybean harvest progress still lagged slightly behind the 5-year average. Winter wheat planting and emergence both continued slightly behind the 5-year average pace and the crop was rated 79 percent good to excellent condition. The earlier planted stands of wheat reportedly have emerged healthy and in good color while the later planted stands were a bit more uneven. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week dropped 1 percent to 17 percent and the average for soybeans also dropped 1 percent to 13 percent due to dry weather in the middle of the week.

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Ohio Crop Progress — October 22, 2018

Frost Arrived as Harvest Continued

Temperatures continued to cool down as frost appeared throughout much of the State last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 21. The rain held off again this week and soils continued to dry out to adequate levels. Corn harvest continued to outpace the 5-year average. Soybean harvest moved ahead 15 percentage points, but lagged behind the 5-year average. The frost on the 18th and 19th signaled the end of the growing season for many. Corn condition increased slightly from 82 percent rated good to excellent condition last week to 83 percent this week. Soybean condition remained the same at 79 percent rated in good to excellent condition last week and this week. Other late season fieldwork included installing drain tile, fall tillage, and cutting and baling hay. Winter wheat planting and emergence continued slightly behind the 5-year pace. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 18 percent and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.

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Ohio Crop Progress — Oct. 15, 2018

Temperature Cooled Down as Harvest Heated Up

Temperatures cooled down and the State received small amounts of rain last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 14. The rain stopped long enough for combines to get into the fields and pick corn as the harvest continued to outpace the 5-year average. Soybean harvest moved ahead 13 percentage points although it was still lagging behind the 5-year average. The wet conditions were reportedly affecting grain quality in a few areas. Corn condition dropped slightly from 83 percent rated good to excellent condition last week to 82 percent this week. Soybean condition moved a bit more from 84 percent rated in good to excellent condition last week to 79 percent this week. Other late season crops, like vine vegetables and tobacco, were being harvested but faced quality issues where fields were oversaturated. Winter wheat planting continued slightly behind the 5-year pace and hay producers continued cutting and baling as fields allowed. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 19 percent and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.

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Temperature and Harvest Both Heat Up in Ohio Crop Progress

A warm week, where temperatures averaged 11 degrees above normal, helped push harvest last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 7. The warm temperatures allowed farmers to keep corn harvest ahead of the 5 year average. Phenomenal progress was made in harvesting soybeans last week; fifteen percent of the crop was harvested. Even with this tremendous progress, soybean harvest lagged the 5 year average. Winter wheat emergence was good and hay producers were cutting and baling as fields allowed. Other fieldwork included hauling and spreading manure, cover crop seeding, fertilizer applications, and fall tillage. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 19 percent and the average for soybeans was 13 percent.

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Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – Intermittent Rain Slows Harvest

Variable rainfall slowed harvest for most producers, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 3.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 30. The recent rainfall kept combines out of soybean fields most of the week as harvest progress fell below the 5 – year average. Corn combines were rolling as harvest progress finished the week just above the 5 – year average. Winter wheat planters were slowed to a crawl and corn chopped for silage inched a long as well. Warm weather in – between rains helped some producers make hay last week, but it continued at a slow pace. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 21 percent, and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.

Ohio Crop Progress — September 24, 2018

Hot, Dry Weather Encouraged Harvest

Producers avoided delays and got harvest underway last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 23. Rain received last week mostly fell in southern and eastern Ohio. Harvest moved along well. The decrease in soil moisture levels made for better harvesting conditions. Corn for silage was coming off at a good pace. Corn for grain and soybean harvests began slowly in some areas. Field conditions allowed some produces to plant winter wheat. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 22 percent, and the average for soybeans was 14 percent.

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Ohio Crop Progress — September 17, 2018

Wet Conditions Delay Harvest

Intermittent rain last week combined with previous wet conditions slowed crop harvest, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.0 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 16. Scattered rain events stalled harvest in some areas but corn silage harvest continued where conditions allowed. Corn for grain and soybean harvests began in some areas. There were some reports of ponding in fields. Hay that was made was wrapped or bagged. Corn and soybeans remained in mostly good to excellent condition.

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Ohio Crop Progress — September 10, 2018

Note: USDA NASS delayed the release of this report until noon on Tuesday, September 11th.

Wet Conditions Prevail

Conditions were very dry at the beginning of the week but ample rains were received by week’s end, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 9. Soybeans continued to drop leaves and remained in good to excellent condition. Pastures and hay received some much needed rain. Fields were growing and greening from the new moisture. Harvest was delayed in some areas due to continued rainfall. Corn for silage harvest made headway despite widespread rains. There were little opportunities for haymaking last week. Some areas subsequently had concerns of flooding. Rain also delayed livestock and manure management activities.

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Ohio Crop Progress — September 4, 2018

Warm Temperatures Aid Crop Progress

Dry conditions prevailed last week with some areas receiving scattered rain, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 2. Although scattered rain events stalled hay and silage harvests in some areas, crops were maturing rapidly with the higher temperatures. Soybeans setting pods were nearly complete and there were more reports of dropping leaves. Corn progress was making headway. Corn for silage harvest made a jump in progress last week. The mix of rain and high temperatures improved topsoil conditions and allowed more opportunities for hay harvest. Producers continued with other field activities including manure spreading and spraying crops.

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Ohio Crop Progress — August 27, 2018

Spotty Rains Continue

Warm and wet weather continued for most of the State, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending August 19. Corn progress remained well ahead of the 5-year average for dough and dent stages. Soybean condition improved slightly to 75 percent good to excellent. Field work included making hay, tilling fields, and hauling manure. Livestock reportedly benefited from cooler temperatures in the mornings and improved pasture conditions. Oats were nearly all harvested by the end of the week.

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Ohio Crop Progress — August 20, 2018

Warm and wet weather continued for most of the State, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending August 19. Corn progress remained well ahead of the 5-year average for dough and dent stages. Soybean condition improved slightly to 75 percent good to excellent. Field work included making hay, tilling fields, and hauling manure. Livestock reportedly benefited from cooler temperatures in the mornings and improved pasture conditions. Oats were nearly all harvested by the end of the week.

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Ohio Crop Progress — August 13, 2018

Field Crop Progress Stays Ahead of Schedule

Corn continued to see faster than average kernel development last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending August 12. Soybean pods were also filling faster than average due to timely rains and warmer than normal temperatures last week. Rapid corn and soybean development were accompanied by slight increases in good to excellent condition ratings for soybeans and pastures. Oats harvested moved closer to completion in between the rainfall and progress remained ahead of the 5-year average. Hay continued to be cut close to last year’s pace. Improving pasture condition lowered livestock stress.

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Ohio Crop Progress — August 6th, 2018

Rains Still Hit or Miss

Milder than usual temperatures and spotty rains spread across the State last week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending August 5. Corn and soybeans conditions improved slightly from last week although some producers were still badly in need of rain. Pastures received some needed rain, but still moved from mostly good into mostly fair condition. Oats harvested remained ahead of the 5-year average. Tobacco began blooming last week.

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Ohio Crop Progress – July 30th, 2018

Hot and dry weather continued last week. Rain continued to be spotty providing little relief to crops, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician,USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 29. Crops continued to look good but will need some water soon. Corn and soybean condition was mostly good to excellent but showed some signs of stress. Hay making continued to progress well in dry weather. Winter wheat harvest and other hay first cut ting was complete. Manure hauling, spraying of fungicides and herbicides, and weed control activities kept farmers busy last week.

Ohio Crop Progress — July 23, 2018

Most areas of the State are still very dry despite spotty rain events, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 22. There were reports of spotty rain events last week but most areas are still dry. The dry weather did provide ample opportunity to harvest hay, wheat, and oats and make herbicide and fungicide applications. Range and pasture conditions were showing early signs of stress from lack of needed rains. Lower temperatures helped to decrease crop stress from scarce rains.

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Ohio Crop Progress — July 16, 2018

Dry Conditions Continue

Hot and dry conditions prevailed throughout the week causing stress to crops and livestock, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician with the USDA, NASS, Ohio field office. There were 6.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending July 15. Wheat harvest and straw baling were in full swing with the dry weather. Hay harvest was doing well with second cut for both alfalfa and other hay well underway. Oats were maturing rapidly with the hot weather. Corn and soybeans overall remained in mostly good condition. Pastures were experiencing some stress due to high temperatures and loss of soil moisture. Little to no rain allowed opportunities for fieldwork. Field activities included spraying of fungicides and herbicides, hauling manure, and performing tillage operations.

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