Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – June 13th, 2016

Ohio’s Crop Progress Report – June 13th, 2016

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The recent lack of rain is beginning to have negative effects on soil moisture and is causing uneven emergence on late planted crops, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 12th. The statewide average temperature was 68.2 degrees, only 0.3 degrees above normal. Precipitation was scattered and short throughout the State with a statewide average of 0.42 inches, less than half of normal. Some locally heavy rains fell in the western part of the State at the end of the week. Soil moisture supplies fell along with hay and pasture conditions. While corn and soybeans are still in good condition, they are beginning to show signs of stress. Despite the uneven quality of emerged stands, emergence is moving very rapidly, as corn, soybeans, and oats are all ahead of the five year average. Some growers are waiting to finish planting until more rain brings soil moisture to adequate levels. Growers mostly spent the week spraying, applying fertilizer, and cutting hay. The hay crop is looking very good due to the weather, but growth may suffer due to the dry weather.Click here for the full reportlast_img

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