Consultant Says Stress on Corn and Soybeans Mounting

June 26, 2012 10:00 AM
 

Crop consultant Dr. Michael Cordonnier has lowered his U.S. corn yield forecast by 3 bu. per acre to 156 bu. per acre due to mounting moisture and heat stress. As a result, he's concerned about the success of pollination if these conditions persist.

Dr. Cordonnier lowered his soybean yield forecast by 0.5 bu. per acre to 42 bu., saying June has not been kind to the eastern and southern Corn Belt crop. Additionally, he says the intended increase in double-crop soybeans is at risk due to dry conditions.

U.S. 2012 crop estimates

Est.
Maximum
Minimum
2011

in billion bushels

Corn
13.96
14.58
12.53
12.358
Soybeans
3.15
3.26
3.00
3.056

 


 

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6/26/2012 03:15 PM
 

  minimum is way too high

 
 
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6/26/2012 03:15 PM
 

  minimum is way too high

 
 

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