2015 Midwest Crop Tour: Indiana Roundup

August 18, 2015 09:00 AM

See the from-the-field reports, data and scout observations, during the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.


2015 Crop Tour Preview: Indiana Fighting for Every Bushel

Some years Mother Nature is kind, and other years she leaves you fighting for every bushel. In Indiana, the latter has been true for most of the state in 2015.

Indiana Fields in Rough Shape, Crop Tour Scouts Report

Scouts on the eastern leg of the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour saw a lot of variability this morning in Ohio crops, and that story remained true into Indiana.


Indiana Crops: Will the Good Outweigh the Bad?

Indiana corn yields ranged from really bad to really great, leaving final estimates in question.


Is Indiana Having a 'Small Ear Year'?

In 2014 during the Pro Farmer Crop Tour, scouts were buzzing about seeing double ears in several corn fields. This year, the ear discussion came up a bit … short.



From the Rows - Brian Grete - Day 2, Eastern Leg

From the Rows -  Mark Bernard - Day 2, Eastern Leg

2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Results: Indiana


Listen to Market Rally live from Crop Tour.


Scout Observations

Finally, a Yield Bump in Indiana


Variability Continues in Indiana


Scouts Find Dismal Fields in Northwest Indiana



Listen to more updates straight from the fields.


More News from Indiana

Indiana, Illinois Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas

More Heavy Rains Leave Indiana Crops Drenched

USDA: 26% of Indiana Corn, Soybeans in Poor Shape as of July 16

Record Rainfall Drowns Crops Across Indiana

Indiana Crops Have Taken $300 Million Hit from Flooding

Crop Comments

8/16/2015 Benton County, IN: greensnap nitrogen loss .01 inch rain in aug. =poor yields

8/16/2015 White County, IN: Just as bad as the flood 2003!!!!

8/14/2015 Hamilton County, IN: I know that I am located in the middle of this terrible crop this year where we live but I also know how big of an area that this wet weather event has impacted. Its my understanding that it is an area about a 100 mile swath that runs north and south or takes up about 1/3 of IL,IN,OH of some top productive land in each state. I also understand that the western corn belt has some of the best crop ratings ever. I have been harvesting thousands of acres each and every year for the last 30 years and can tell you that when you harvest great corn in one area of the field and very poor in another area you can never get that average to go back up on the yield of the whole field so I believe that when the combines roll later this fall the real truth will come out on the size of crop that we really have in this great country that we live in. O yea did you all know that after USDA released the report the other day that they have now declared 87 counties in IL and 53 counties in IN primary natural disaster areas!!! just seemed like great timing I guess for them to pass that info on to us. Good luck this fall to all and make sure you all stay safe because you know somebody does love you.

8/10/2015 De Kalb County, IN: Took a trip from northern Indiana to Columbus Ohio, 200 miles plus, corn very ugly, most probably will yield from 50 bu to 125 bu , maybe 10% in good category, some WILL not be harvested due to no nitrogen , beans a little better, need rain now, next week will take a trip in Indiana, hear its awful down south, good luck to all.

8/7/2015 Putnam County, IN: got another .5 inch rain last night and it came just as slow and steady as you could ask for. bean pods filling out really well. last nights rain was much needed and will be a tremendous help to the beans that are heavily podded. my seed rep did a yield check today on a field of corn and came back with 219 bpa. I did my own check after he left and came up with 221 bpa, so fortunately i've got some great corn for this area. 2nd cut hay in our area just finished up and normally we would be finishing up 3rd cut hay. hay will probably be scarce this winter and quality is down so looks like high prices if you have to buy it. local elevator is pushing farmers to sell 2016 crop. I'm pretty sure they think a storm is brewing and we are gonna be looking at much higher prices after this crop is harvested and all the dust settles. i've never seen them be this aggressive at pushing sales for next years crop !!

8/4/2015 Wells County, IN: Went crop scouting on our farms today, Corn just lost too much nitrogen too much rain in June and July. Best guess 120- 130bpa. Beans look great where water could get away. Still time to make a good bean crop. This was year of the bean here I am thinking considering the inputs and crop prices. We did our best as farmers and left the rest to the Good Lord. The Good Lord will provide for all our needs!

8/2/2015 Putnam County, IN: got a 1 inch rain on july 27th and have had 85 to 95 degrees temps since that rain with heat indexes over 100 degrees. beans starting to look as if there will be record yields in the fields that were planted early on the good ground. measured some at 46 inches and podded bottom to top. market says beans have made progress in the last 2 weeks. mid july prices might have been our pre-harvest highs. double crop beans are progressing nicely, especially the ones that didn't get hailed on. those that did had 57% to 68% damage. the good corn is doing great and we will be able to start doing some yield checks in the next 10 to 14 days. some neighbors flying some fungicide on to the bad corn in a last ditch effort to minimize their losses !

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