Most of Ohio has plenty of soil moisture


Most of Ohio has plenty of soil moisture

Most of Ohio continues to report adequate to surplus soil moisture levels.

The USDA says 92% of the state’s topsoil and 89% of subsoil have adequate to surplus soil moisture, a few points below where they started the month, with precipitation more than a half inch under the average and the statewide temperature about five degrees warmer than usual.

Conditions are called dry in northwestern Ohio, and while the rest of the state is relatively wet and muddy, livestock conditions are good, aided by those lower temperatures.

Snow cover is limited, creating concerns about winter wheat conditions, with 71% of the crop is still in good to excellent shape, down 1% on the month, but 7% below a year ago.

The USDA’s weekly crop progress and condition reports resume in April.