Throughout the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, Twitter has played a vital role in helping scouts and stakeholders communicate what they are finding in the field. The Twitter stream for the hashtag #PFTour11 (the official hashtag of the tour) has been changing constantly, relaying real-time information to the agriculture community. These are a few of our favorite tweets from the past couple days.
: I could drink beer and watch the #pftour11
results tweet in and just get happier, hell with football, this is real entertainment
: Field to field variability prevalent Henry County IA #pftour11
. Est. 140 - 200 bu. #corn
. Early rain & dry conditions during grain fill.
: Last two stops had some pollination problems in corn: one mild, the other cut yield by 40 percent. #pftour11
: Insect damage in a corn field in LaSalle Co. Yields in this north central part of the state range 121-219. #pftour11
: Major hail and wind losses in SW Iowa Fremont and Montgomery Co. Seen these fields for 20 miles along Hwys J18 and 34 #pftour11
: After 12 samples of corn and soybeans in Nebraska, crops look pretty darn average. #pftour11
: Going to be watching to see what kind of news the #pftour11
is going to bring us today
: A year like this, we will take avg RT @FarmJournal
After 12 samples of corn & soybeans in Nebraska, crops look pretty darn avg. #pftour11
: Some Goss's wilt right out of the chute this a.m. In Woodford Co Ill. Non economic in fields sampled. Kewl, huh?#pftour11
: Just heading out of Ind. Crops progressively worse east to west, Mn farmer. #pftour11