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Conditions Favorable for Ohio Harvest
Ohio Ag Connection - 09/10/2019

Conditions continued to be mostly cool and dry, which was starting to hamper crop progress, according to Cheryl Turner, state statistician, USDA NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 5.9 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sunday.

Topsoil and subsoil moisture was dry in some areas and getting drier. Hay and pasture regrowth slowed significantly. Corn and soybeans were showing signs of stress due to lack of moisture. Corn and soybeans conditions showed little to no improvement from previous week. Rainfall and warmer temperatures were needed for crop development.

Although the lack of rain wasn't ideal for crop growth, the dry conditions allowed more opportunities for tilling, hauling manure, and harvesting hay. Corn silking was nearly complete. Some corn silage harvesting was done in early planted fields.

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