Despite wet conditions this week, a lot of the planting was able to be completed, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 4.3 days suitable for fieldwork. Warm temperatures continued this week which helped boost crop growth and condition. Although, there are a few reports of replanting. Hay making was delayed by wet weather. Spraying and side dressing of corn continued this week.
Corn around the state is 90% planted and 79% emerged. Soybeans not far behind at 81% planted and 64% emerged. Winter wheat is 897% headed while 1st cutting of Alfalfa is 49% baled and 29% of other hay is mowed.
The USDA rated 86% of corn Good to Excellent and soybeans at 84% of the same range.