Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Corn and Soybean fields had rapid emergence this week, and growers came close to finishing planting, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician of the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were 5.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 5th . Continued dry weather and warm temperatures through most of the week allowed producers to spend much of the week on fieldwork. Corn planting is near finished as growers replanted frost damaged fields, or moved them over to soybeans. Soybean planting progress continued to be ahead of the five year average. The southern part of the state lagged somewhat in planting due to more frequent rain and wetter conditions. There were also some reports of mildew and rust in wheat. Emergence is even with or ahead of the five year average for all crops, though condition has been uneven in northern areas lacking moisture. Producers have been cutting hay amid the dry weather, and hay quality has been good. Most areas saw rains over the weekend that replenished soil moisture. Other activities included sidedressing corn and spraying crops.Read the full report here.