Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 12, 2015.
Extremely wet field conditions are delaying fieldwork in Ohio, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. There were 0.2 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 12th. The weather was much wetter than normal, and soil moisture surpluses in both subsoil and topsoil kept most every farmer out of the fields.
Wheat, alfalfa and pastures have begun greening up, giving growers opportunities to assess winter damage, which appears to be minimal as long as the fields dry out. Producers noted flooding in low lying fields, and minimal planting activities due to the heavy rains experienced statewide last week.