You’ll find plenty of people talking about the 2013 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour on Twitter this week—just search for the hashtag "#pftour13". But whether you’re a Crop Tour tweep or a news consumer in the cab or at the office computer, some common advice.
"Don’t focus on yield calculations from individual fields," says Brian Grete, Pro Farmer senior market analyst and leader of the tour’s eastern leg. "That isn’t what we are trying to do, and we actually discourage scouts from tweeting individual yield results. Instead, we look at the entire area we cover as one big corn field. Twitter is most useful for getting a general idea of what scouts are finding. And the pictures are valuable."
On the eastern leg, Grete says, folks to watch on Twitter include:
You can follow our findings and coverage throughout the week in the Crop Tour section of our homepage. And you can even sample your fields the same as we do on Crop Tour and enter your results via our Virtual Crop Tour page.
Don't forget to follow along on Twitter via #pftour13. You can also follow Crop Tour leaders @ChipFlory, @BGrete, @JasonFranckNC and @MNWeedWizard for tweets from the field and @JuliJohnston and @MeghanPedersen for Crop Tour results.