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2019 Ohio Crop Progress Update



Crop progress made, still behind average

Rain fell at a slower clip last week compared to historical records for most areas across the State, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 3.3 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 9. Temperatures were close to historic normals for the State which helped dry out saturated fields. Corn and soybean planting progress increased quickly as eager operators got into the fields but progress still lagged well behind the 5-year averages. Wheat headed progress moved to 81 percent and there were reports of increased wheat scab pressure. Fungicide treatments were applied aerially due to saturated fields. Pastures were in mostly fair to good condition although hay quality was reportedly lower in some areas because of extreme moisture. Oats headed progress moved to 9 percent, lagging behind the 5- year average. Nationally, corn is 83% planted and soybeans are 60% planted.

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Crop progress continues to lag behind

More precipitation than usual fell across the entire State last week and again hampered planting progress, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field

There were 2.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 2. Temperatures were warmer than normal for the State but rain kept operators out of fields. Corn and soybean planting progress was slowed by wet soils again last week. Wheat and oats headed progress both lagged behind their 5-year averages. Hay and pastures were in good condition but forages could not be cut in many fields due to wet soils. Operators lucky enough to have dry fields were applying manure and spraying when possible.

 

 

 

 

Nationally as of June 2, 67% of the corn was planted in the top 18 production states compared to the five-year average of 96%. Soybeans were 39% planted in the U.S. compared to the average of 79%.

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Ohio Crop Progress: 22% corn planted, 11% soybeans

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Many fields were still too wet for fieldwork but some producers were able to push through wet conditions and 100 complete some planting activities, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. 80 There were 2.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 26. Excess rain in many areas continued to stall fieldwork progress. Some corn and soybeans were planted in well drained fields. There were some reports of failed wheat and alfalfa due to saturated soils. Hay and pasture were in good condition but experiencing a lot of weed growth. Reports of tornados and strong winds caused further crop damage in parts of the State. Very little fieldwork was done last week.

Nationally, crop progress came in at 58% corn planted, below the 90% average.

Soybeans are 29% planted, compared to an average of 66%.

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Ohio Crop Progress: Slow and Wet

Very slow planting progress continued this week as rains hindered spring 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 May 19. Soils started to dry out at the beginning of the week, however, significant rain fell at the end of the week which stopped planting. Producers continued to have problems getting into the fields to plant due to wet soil conditions. Some corn and soybean planting and field preparation was done where conditions allowed, but for most, dryer, warmer weather was needed. Other activities included manure, fertilizers, herbicides application along with more air fertilizer applications for winter wheat.

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Ohio Crop Progress: Wet Conditions Hindered Progress

Rainfall continued to stall planting progress and kept producers out of the fields, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 1.5 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 12. Soils were saturated and some standing water was present in fields. Fields have been too wet for tillage equipment in some areas. Some corn and soybeans were planted but progress was still well behind last year and the five-year average. There was also a little progress in oat planting despite less than ideal planting conditions. Winter wheat condition remained guarded as wet soils have drowned out some wheat and prevented herbicide application in fields. There were some reports of producers applying fertilizer by airplane. Wet and cold weather was inhibiting field dry out and preventing fieldwork.

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Ohio Crop Progress: Rain continued to stall planting

Little to no fieldwork was completed last week due to the continued extremely wet weather, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 0.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending May 5. There were multiple reports of zero days suitable for fieldwork last week. There had been some additional flooding and soils were extremely saturated, causing more delays in the planting season. Winter wheat condition remained mostly fair and there were concerns of weed pressure due to the wet weather. There was very little opportunity to get any corn or soybean planting done last week. Oat planting and emergence was slowly moving along. Despite wet weather, pastures condition were mostly fair to good.

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Ohio Crop Progress: Rain Slowed Planting Progress

Planting remained stalled last week due to higher than normal precipitation, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 1.1 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 28. Most fieldwork remained on hold as fields were too wet. There were reports of some localized flooding scattered throughout the State. Even with slightly higher temperatures statewide, growing degree days were lower than normal for the week. Winter wheat progress and condition continued to be negatively affected by soggy fields. There were reports of ponding causing some wheat to be drowned out. Oat planting and emergence both slowed and moved toward the 5-year average. Some operators were able to plant a little corn and soybeans, but progress remained behind 5-year averages due to wet soils.

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Ohio Crop Progress: Corn Planting Has Begun

The first reports of corn planting for the season occurred last week where soils were dry enough to hold planting equipment, 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 April 21. The western portion of the State received the largest amount of rainfall compared to the rest of the State and compared to normal conditions. Temperatures were higher than normal on the eastern portion of the State while the rest of Ohio’s temperatures hovered around, or slightly below normal for the week. Wet conditions kept top-dressing and weed spraying to a minimum. Ponding in fields with low lying areas continued to stress winter wheat. Oat planting and emergence both continued to progress ahead of the 5- year average. Fruit trees and vines were in various stages of bud formation.

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Warm weather boosts fieldwork in Ohio Crop Progress

Temperatures were about 8 degrees above normal for the week, according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 2.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 14. Fields were still soft, but operators were able to spray weeds, spread manure, and apply top-dressings to fields before rain fell Sunday. Fruit trees were beginning to bud and winter damage assessments were being made. Cold season vegetables were reportedly going into the ground as soil temperatures began to increase. Oats were planted at a quick pace compared to the 5-year average while weather conditions allowed. Winter wheat continued to green up. Conditions improved slightly with 33 percent of wheat rated good to excellent condition.

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Ohio Crop Progress – April 8, 2019

There was little precipitation across the State last week yet many fields remained wet according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 1.6 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 7. Field equipment was readied and some top dressing of winter wheat occurred. There were reports of winter wheat remaining dormant in the northern half of the state while some stands greened up closer to the south. Pastures were slowly turning green and operators were beginning to assess grazing conditions. Manure pits and lagoons needed to be emptied but dry, warm weather was necessary before this could occur. Operators planted oats at a quick pace during the short time they were able to get in the fields.

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