While most of Ohio is dry, NW Ohio is in a drought. Defiance County is taking the brunt with plenty of pain being felt by neighboring counties. The most recent rain fell around Defiance County on June 21 with scattered amounts of 0.1 inch to 1.5 inch plus. My corn and soybean research plots located near the Defiance County Airport planted April 25 and May 11 respectively, received 0.8″ but no substantial stress relief is observed. High temperatures are adding to crop stress as Defiance, OH temperatures reached 107 degrees Fahrenheit on June 28 with much of the same in the forecast through mid-July.
Track the drought during 2012 at: http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/