Planters continue to roll in Ohio

The 5 days suitable for field work last week in Ohio allowed corn planting to advance to 57 percent complete in the state, an increase of 23 points from a week ago. Six percent of corn has emerged.

As of Sunday, April 29, 16 percent of the intended soybean acres were planted, up from seven percent last week.

The Ohio field office of the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) reports 73 percent of the winter wheat has jointed, well ahead of both last year and the five year average. 75 percent of the crop is rated fair-to-good, a decline of 2 points from last week.

Topsoil moisture is 78 percent adequate to surplus, 19 percent short and 3 percent very short.

Other crops in Ohio:

Apples – 78 percent full bloom or beyond, 72 percent in fair-to-good condition

Peaches – 82 percent full bloom or beyond, 58 percent in fair-to-good condition

Pastures – 77 percent fair-to-good

Oats – 66 percent emerged, 86 percent rated fair-to-good

Potato acreage – 48 percent planted


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