Recent rains in Ohio have helped the state’s soybean crop and to a smaller extent the corn crop.
As of Sunday, July 29, the Ohio field office of the National Ag Statistics Service (NASS) reports 37 percent of the soybean crop is in the poor to very poor category, but that’s up from last week’s 44 percent. 62 percent of the soybeans are rated fair-to-good.
Half of the state’s corn crop is rated poor to very poor, last week that percentage was 52 percent. 49 percent of the Ohio corn crop is rated fair-to-good.
Both corn and soybeans continue to develop, with 29 percent of the corn in dough and two percent dented. As of Sunday, 46 percent of the state’s soybean acres were setting pods, 16 points ahead of the 5-year average.
Topsoil moisture is 81 percent short to very short.
Other Ohio crops:
Third cutting alfalfa is 53 percent complete, compared to the 23 percent 5-year average.
Summer apple harvest is 56 percent complete, 12 points ahead of average.
Peach harvest is 52 percent complete, that’s 13 points ahead of average.
52 percent of the cucumber crop has been harvested.
Potato harvest is eight percent complete, average for this date.