Wet weather continues to delay planting for farmers

Published: Tuesday, May 07, 2019 @ 1:05 PM

The corn crop being planted remains well below the 5-year average. Winter wheat showing signs of struggle in the excessively wet conditions.

Corn planting has continued to stall due to a rainy start to May. 

In the last week, nearly no additional corn was planted as farmers averaged 0.6 days suitable for work in the fields. 

Ohio has 2% of the corn crop planted thus far. This number falls well below the five-year average of 27% of the corn crop being planted by this point in time. 

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Only 1% of soybeans have been planted this year, falling well below the five-year average of the 9%. 

Winter wheat remains in fair condition. However, the condition for this year is significantly lower than last year. 

Weed pressure is also becoming a growing concern due to the wet weather.