2016 Midwest Crop Tour: Scouts Report Ohio Yields are Lagging Behind

August 23, 2016 01:08 PM

Brain Bush and Master Scout Dick Overby talk yields and pod counts in Ohio and Indiana

Scouts met in Fishers, Ind., last night to discuss what they saw in western Ohio and eastern Indiana. Ohio’s estimates were also released. Corn yields came in at 148.96 and soybean estimates—which are measured by the number of pods in a three-foot by three-foot square—were figured at 1,055.05.

Master Scout Dick Overby was surprised at Ohio’s crops. After hearing for months Ohio was lagging behind, nothing could have prepared him for what he saw. Corn and soybeans were both a disappointing sight and Overby doesn’t think the forecasted moisture is going to help those beans.

Here’s what Overby had to say:

Despite good rain in Indiana, it could be too much of a good thing. Tip back is also a problem many scouts have seen so far, but how much will that cut off yields?

Brian Bush, a field agronomist with DuPont Pioneer, explains what he expects to see in Indiana as the scouts continue the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour.

Listen to the full audio with Brian Bush and Pam Fretwell:


Be sure to follow AgWeb’s coverage of Farm Journal Media’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Watch reports from the field by following Farm Journal Media journalists along for the ride: Alison Rice at @agweb_alison, Ben Potter at @potterben, Chip Flory at @ChipFlory, Brian Grete at @bgrete, and Betsy Jibben at @BetsyJibben. And check AgWeb each evening this week for the day’s freshest summary on what they’re seeing in the field.


Wondering how Crop Tour samples are taken? This video will explain it in less than two minutes.

You can join the tour from home and win big! Just share your own crop photos with the hashtag #pftour16 to be entered to win the Midwest Crop Tour Sweepstakes. Click here to find out more.


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Spell Check

George, IA
8/24/2016 09:52 AM

  With the 3' x 3' bean pod count what is the equation to figure out the number of buschel per acre and how many pods it takes to equal a buschel. Is there a different one you use for 10 inch drilled beans?


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