Heavy rain complicates late planting in Ohio


Heavy rain complicates late planting in Ohio

Ohio farmers have an eye on the finish line for corn and soybean planting.

That might be an issue in northwestern and southern Ohio following excessive rainfall, with some producers in those areas possible needing to replant.

There’s also talk of replanting in parts of eastern Ohio.

The USDA says 93% of corn has been planted in the Buckeye State, compared to the five-year average of 90%, and 80% has emerged, compared to 79% on average, with 66% of the crop called good to excellent.

80% of soybeans are planted, compared to 81% normally in mid-June, and 63% has emerged, compared to 66% on average, with 59% reported as good to excellent.

94% of winter wheat has headed, compared to the usual rate of 95%, and 65% of the crop is rated good to excellent.

83% of Ohio’s pastures and rangelands are in good to excellent condition, with the first cutting of alfalfa and other types of hay slower than normal.