Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 7, 2014.
Producers are hoping warmer conditions and just enough moisture to get crops to a timely harvest. according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region , there were 5.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending September 7. Average temperatures recorded around the State ranged from 70 to 77 degrees or three to ten degrees above normal. The lowest recorded temperature was 46 degrees and the highest was 95 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 73.0 degrees, 4.4 degrees warmer than normal. Recorded precipitation ranged from 0.04 to 3.42 inches, with a statewide average of 0.88 inches.
Corn doughing is right on track with the previous year and five year average, whereas corn dented is slightly behind. Corn condition was 76% good to excellent compared to 80% at this time last year. Soybeans dropping leaves is slightly behind the previous year and five year average. Soybean condition was 71% good to excellent, compared to 72% at this time last year. Some producers are still concerned with the threat of an early frost, as the weather has been unpredictable.