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Crop Comments from Corn College

July 25, 2012

Farmers from across the country share reports on the condition of their crops.

 

Corn College Hosts International Guest 

A farmer from the United Kingdom gives a weather update for his area and what he’s learning at Farm Journal Corn College.

 

Farmer Expecting 60% of Average Yield

What was initially a fantastic-looking crop is now falling apart fast, says Illinois farmer Steve Pitstick. "Our crop was off to a fantastic crop. We were really excited about it until the 4th of July. Things are just falling apart really fast. I think I’m at around 60% of an average yield right now."

 

Iowa Grower Hopes for 200-bu. Yields 

Doug Recker and his son Charlie travelled from Dyersville, Iowa, to attend Corn College this week. You can catch Recker’s corn update here as well as a special message from Charlie to someone he left behind at home.

 

Drought Conditions Stress Corn Crop, Hogs

Christopher Walk, from Neoga, Ill., attended Corn College near Heyworth, Ill., this week to learn about how to maximize corn yields. He says he learned a lot that he can take back to his own farm, which will be especially helpful this year, amid the current challenging weather conditions.
"Our crops are looking poor, and we’ve had little rain. Without rain, you can’t have corn."

 

Father-Daughter Pair Share Corn College Experience

Sara and Dave Fischer of London, Ohio, give an update on their crop conditions and why they attended this year's Corn College.

 

Not All of Indiana Corn a Disaster

A farmer from Williamsport, Ind., has been blessed with occasional rains that might save the day for the crops. 

 

Drought Conditions Continue to Deteriorate Crops

Illinois farmer David Albin shares some of his recent observations on the drought and what still needs to be done this crop season.

 

Fertilizer Dealer Says the Drought Brings Many Hazards
 

Danny Moore is attending his first Corn College this week and gives Pam Fretwell an update on crops with in his area.

 

 

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