Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Warmer weather helps Ohio crops
September 8, 2014 By John Perkins Brownfield Ag News for America
A warmer than normal week helped out crop development around Ohio, but the state branch of the National Ag Statistics Service notes farmers are wary about the chance of an early frost, because weather has been unpredictable.
Temperatures around the state last week were more than 4 degrees warmer than normal and rainfall averaged just under nine tenths of an inch.
93% of corn is at the dough making stage, compared to the five year average of 94%, with 60% dented, compared to 66% on average, and 8% mature, compared to 13% on average. 14% of corn has been harvested for silage and 76% of the crop is rated good to excellent.
12% of soybeans are dropping leaves, compared to 20% on average, with 71% of beans called good to excellent.