Soil moisture levels surge in Ohio
March 31, 2020 By John Perkins Filed Under: Crops, News, Ohio, USDA
Ohio saw a big month to month jump in soil moisture levels. The USDA says 72% of topsoil and 64% of subsoil have surplus levels of moisture, both up more than 30% from February, with average precipitation nearly two and a half inches above normal, most of that in the form of rain. That stalled fieldwork, left pastures muddy, and led to reports of standing water in low-lying fields across the state. 75% of Ohio’s winter wheat is in good to excellent condition, 3% more than a month ago, with the crop breaking dormancy and starting spring growth. The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition reports resume April 6th.
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