By Matt Reese
Wow! August proved to be a strong month for finishing out what looks to be a very large corn and soybean crop for many parts of Ohio.
With just a few exceptions, nearly all of Ohio had surplus moisture by the release of the Sept. 2 USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) weather summary for Ohio. A few notable exceptions were Pandora that was 2 inches below normal, Cambridge that was 4.59 inches below normal, Bucyrus that was 4.53 inches behind, and Stow that was almost 6 inches below normal precipitation since April 1. On the flip side, Washington Courthouse has seen 6.52 inches above normal, Newark had more than 8 inches over normal, Circleville is 9 inches above average, and a Cleveland location is a whopping over 10 inches above normal precipitation for this time of year.
August had no shortage of Growing Degree Days either. Again, the vast majority of Ohio locations were well above average for GDD accumulation.… Continue readingRead More »