How are yields shaking out this fall? See the current averages on AgWeb’s harvest maps.
Farmers in 27 states have reported average corn yields to AgWeb’s Corn Harvest Map, which totals more than 179,000 acres. The average yield across all states is 96.6 bu. per acre, as of Thursday, Sept. 28.
Here are the highest yields:
- 258 bu. per acre: Olmstead County, Minn.
- 252 bu. per acre: Washington County, Miss.
- 244 bu. per acre: Hansford County, Texas
- 243 bu. per acre: Hansford County, Texas
- 240 bu. per acre: Merrick County, Neb.
More than 40 farmers have reported yield exceeding 200 bu. per acre (these reports account for 16,840 acres).
Encouraging Soybean Yields
The average yield for the AgWeb’s Soybean Harvest Map is 39 bu. per acre. More than 31,900 acres have been reported from 16 states.
Highest yields are from Monroe County, Ill. (86 bu. per acre), Nicollet County, Minn. (80 bu. per acre) and Hamilton County, Neb. (79 bu. per acre).
Reports from Farm Country
Variability is the common theme, according to from-the-farm reports to AgWeb’s Crop Comments. Here are a handful:
LaSalle County, Ill.: Corn harvest is about over. We finally had a field of corn hit 100 bpa and it was only 102. All previous yields in the range of 65-95, depending on soil quality and hybrid variety
Kossuth County, Iowa: This will be our poorest corn crop since 2001, and poorest bean crop since 1993. We simply lacked one essential element, H2O. Other areas of the county where the rains tracked are faring much better. We had almost zero subsoil moisture last fall, this fall the tank is completely empty. Today the prospect of a good 2013 crop is still in jeopardy here.
Murray County, Minn.: Crop variability far exceeds Gulke's, with 0 to over 200 within 100 feet.
Billings, Mont.: Hot and dry, no moisture since June. Spider mites are everywhere, sprayed them but just slowed them down. No soil moisture left, where there is no irrigation. It looks bad and ugly. Hope it snows this winter, if not oh boy!!!!
Lancaster County, Pa.: Finished first field of corn Saturday and it averaged 179 bpa on the monitor. The next field, not completed, is at 189 bpa and climbing. The last bin combined held at 240 bpa. Kernels are VERY deep. Ear size is not impressive, but the deep kernels make a difference. What an unexpected blessing. A neighbor told me a church yesterday, his monitor goes from 30 to 230 bpa going from one end of the field to the other end Be safe everyone.
Lake County, S.D.: Corn is good in our area first fields we took out averaged right at 180 dry. We never got as hot as regions farther south, and caught a few showers here and there. Beans are going from 50-60! 5 miles south of here though you find 50 bushel average..... really thankful this year!