Consultant Lowers U.S. Corn/Soybean Yield Pegs

June 19, 2012 10:00 AM
 

Crop consultant Dr. Michael Cordonnier has lowered his U.S. corn yield forecast by 2 bu. per acre to 159 bu. per acre due to ongoing dryness across the bulk of the Corn Belt. He says while some areas have seen improvements, moisture needs are increasing and rains have been inadequate.

Dr. Cordonnier lowered his soybean yield forecast by 0.5 bu. per acre to 42.5 bu. due to dry weather, but says it's still early in the growing season and timely rains would be beneficial. But he says if dryness continues, double-crop soybeans after wheat in the eastern Corn Belt could be in jeopardy.

U.S. 2012 crop estimates

Est.
Maximum
Minimum
2011

in billion bushels

Corn
14.23
14.85
12.88
12.358
Soybeans
3.18
3.33
3.07
3.056

 


 

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6/20/2012 01:22 AM
 

  East Central Ks. We started planting corn April 6 and only lost a couple of days due to some showers. Went onto beans after that. In our area we have had approximately 1.25 in. since we started planting. Heat and wind daily we have corn waist to shoulder high tasseling. Many beans did not have moisture to germinate in our community. Things look unbearably tough.

 
 
Anonymous
6/20/2012 01:22 AM
 

  East Central Ks. We started planting corn April 6 and only lost a couple of days due to some showers. Went onto beans after that. In our area we have had approximately 1.25 in. since we started planting. Heat and wind daily we have corn waist to shoulder high tasseling. Many beans did not have moisture to germinate in our community. Things look unbearably tough.

 
 

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