OHIO CROP WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS
WEEK ENDING SUNDAY JUNE 12, 2011
The average temperature for the State was 75.4 degrees, 7.6 degrees above normal for the week ending Sunday, June 12, 2011. Precipitation averaged 1.26 inches, 0.31 inches above normal. There were 162 modified growing degree days, 36 days above normal. Reporters rated 5.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the seven-day period ending Friday, June 10, 2011. Topsoil moisture was rated 0 percent very short, 9 percent short, 75 percent adequate, and 16 percent surplus.
FIELD ACTIVITIES AND CROP PROGRESS
Temperatures and precipitation were higher than normal for the second straight week. The isolated showers did not prevent farmers from getting in their fields. Most field activities included cutting hay, and planting corn and soybeans, with some replanting required. Emerged fields were applied with fertilizer and herbicides. Fungicide was applied to many wheat fieldsas evidence of head scab started to appear. There were isolated reports of cut worm in corn, as well.… Continue readingRead More »