Ohio’s crop conditions improved last week with some additional late-week rain. USDA statistician Cheryl Turner says topsoil moisture is now 71% adequate and 7% surplus, with 21% of the cropland still needing rain.
Corn silking is 96% finished, with 65% of corn in the dough stage. Ten percent of the corn is now dented. Fifty-eight percent of the crop is rated as good to excellent.
More than 95% of the state’s soybeans have bloomed and 74% of the crop is setting pods. Fifty-nine percent of the soybeans are in good to excellent condition.