Day 1: June 29, 2021
10th Annual US Corn Belt Crop Tour Summary of the State of Ohio
The 2021 10th Annual U.S. Corn Belt Crop tour route in the state of Ohio started in Toledo southwest into the highest concentrated and yield corn and soybean crops down through Napoleon, Celina and our final stop in Middletown, Ohio. It was 29 Celsius or 84F, cloudy and periodic rainstorms along our route on day 1 June 29, 2021. There were 3 planting dates in Ohio: the first week of April, a month later (normal) and late or replanted at end of May early June. According to farmers, frost hit the early planted crops, but they survived, and Ohio has been getting normal precipitation since the start. It is considered one of the “garden” spots in the Eastern Corn Belt vs, the dryness in the U.S. Northern Plains. Planting date determined the size of the crops from head-high to knee-high corn. Soybeans were mostly ankle-high. No stress or disease pressure present.
USDA rates Ohio corn conditions good-excellent at 81% up 18% vs. 2020 while poor-very poor 5% vs. 2020 at 8%. Soybean crop conditions are rated 63% good-excellent down 1% vs. 2020 at 64% while poor-very poor at 5% is down 3% from 2020 at 8%. Some moisture stress but overall, the crops look lush, green and healthy for this time of the year. Rating the state, 7 out of 10 as the state needs more timely rains thru Jul/Aug and a good finish to beat last years 171 corn yield and soybean yield at 54.
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