Light Rain Inhibits Ohio Drying Process
Ohio Ag Connection - 05/16/2017
Light rains hindered the drying of fields and saturated soil moisture levels were maintained from the previous week's heavy showers. There were 1.7 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending Sunday, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio state
statistician with the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.
The spotty showers prevented producers from making significant progress on planting. Some producers were hoeing corn to help with emergence issues. Cold temperatures caused some frost damage for corn and soybeans.
Some producers are concerned that replanting may be necessary.
Despite the excess rain, wheat and oats are reported on average to be in good to excellent condition.