2013 Crop Tour: Ohio Corn, Beans Top Three-Year Average

August 20, 2013 12:45 AM
2013 Crop Tour: Ohio Corn, Beans Top Three-Year Average

With a total of 109 samples taken Monday across Ohio, the outlook for the state’s corn and soybean crops is above the three-year Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour average. That’s according to data published Monday night as part of the 2013 Tour.

The estimated rough yield for Ohio corn is 171.64 bu./acre. The Tour estimated a 110.50 bu./acre yield for 2012 and 144.12 bu./acre is the three-year average.

Nonetheless, crop quality varied by county.

"I didn’t really see any eye-popping stuff," says Brian Grete, senior market analyst, Pro Farmer.
(Click to read: 2013 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Results: Ohio)

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In contrast, agronomist Mark Bernard saw limited agronomic issues, though dry conditions are evident in western Ohio.

"Ohio’s crop does have some potential to be pretty darn good," Bernard says.

The soybean pod count in a 3’-by-3’ square was 1,283.61 on average, out of 109 samples. During the 2012 Tour, the average pods in the same space totaled 1,033.72, and the three-year average is 1,162.64.

"Beans looked pretty darn impressive for pod counts," says Kyle Wendland, an Iowa producer on the eastern leg.
Come back to AgWeb.com for additional commentary on the findings and as the Tour continues Tuesday.

For More Information
See full coverage of the 2013 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, hosted by Pro Farmer.

Farmers throughout the United States can participate online by entering their own corn measurements into Pro Farmer’s Virtual Crop tool. Available online during Crop Tour week, each participant will get a personalized yield estimate, expanding Midwest Crop Tour participation to corn growers nationwide.

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