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NY crops progress despite limited fieldwork

NY crops progress despite limited fieldwork

By Blake Jackson

New York farmers faced a week with only 5.5 suitable days for fieldwork according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. However, despite this limited window, crop development continues at a steady pace.

Moisture conditions remain favorable across the state. Topsoil moisture is mostly adequate (79%) with some areas experiencing short-term dryness (7%). Subsoil moisture is even better, with 83% rated adequate and only 6% reported as short.

Here's a breakdown of some key crop progress updates:

  • Fruits: Apples are nearing full bloom, with 96% of the crop reaching this stage.
  • Grains: Barley planting is complete, and emergence has reached 83%. Nearly half (49%) of the barley crop has headed, while harvest for grain has just begun. Winter wheat is almost entirely headed (92%), with harvest underway at a minimal level (8%).
  • Vegetables: Planting progressed well for vegetables like cabbage (75%), onions (96%), potatoes (95%), snap beans (52%), and sweet corn (81%).
  • Hay: First cutting of both alfalfa (95%) and other hay types (94%) is nearly complete. Second cutting of alfalfa hay has begun at a moderate pace (56%), while second cutting of other hay types is still in its early stages (23%).
  • Soybeans: Emergence is nearly complete at 94%, with a small percentage (7%) now beginning to bloom.

New York farmers are making good progress despite the recent limitations on fieldwork opportunities. Favorable moisture conditions and steady crop development bode well for the remainder of the growing season.

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