Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending June 22, 2014.
Crops are largely emerging on schedule as the week was characterized by rain and warmer than normal temperatures. According to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region, there were 3.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending June 22. Average temperatures in areas around the State ranged from 70 to 78 degrees or one degree below to ten degrees above normal.
The lowest recorded temperature was 43 degrees and the highest was 95 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 74.1 degrees, 3.5 degrees warmer than normal. Recorded precipitation ranged from 0.23 to 5.28 inches, with a statewide average of 1.62 inches.
Soybean planting is nearly finished, though heavy rain this week may have delayed some planting. Growers are spraying earlier planted soybeans for weeds and side-dressing corn. The rain was largely a good thing for crops, but there are some isolated areas of standing water. The rain and humidity also delayed hay cutting for some producers, while others were able to make good progress depending on the weather. Livestock and pastures are in good condition.