Corn and Soybean Yields Revealed

November 19, 2009 06:00 PM
 

Sara Schafer, AgWeb Crops Online Editor
 
With harvest continuing to creep along, the yields at the finish line are incredibly important. AgWeb's Crop Comments is your headquarters for actual yield figures from farmers in your area and across the country. Read on for the yield reports, thus far.
 
On the Small Side
Franklin Country, North-Central Iowa: Yields for beans going low-50's to low-60's. Corn yields – only God knows. I would say we will be down around 25 bu. from 2004 record yields; probably 190-195 will catch it this year. Certainly no record yield in my part of Iowa.
 
 
About Normal
Buena Vista County, Northwest Iowa: Bean yields are decent in the 50's which are normal. Some have gave up on beans and started corn, most of it from what I've heard is anywhere from 20% to 40% moisture and yields from 120 to 220, with very low test weights.  
 
Mercer County, Northwest Illinois: Yields appear to be good, but really haven't done enough to tell.

 
 
Bin-Busting
Southern Iowa: We are 40% done with corn and 35% done on beans. Bean yields in mid-50s (good for us) and corn is better than normal so far on home farm (200+).
 
Logan/Champaign counties, Ohio: Beans mostly harvested here. Yields extremely high, some white mold. Corn yields are best we've ever had. Lines at the elevator are long WHEN the dumps are open. 

Southwest Ohio: I think we can average over 50 bu. beans and 190 corn, including some pretty rough farms. That is excellent.
 
Jackson County, Mich.: Yields on our farm are great. Soybeans were above average with yields in the high 50's and low 60's. We have been running corn all this week thus far and it's averaging over 200 bushels per acre dry. The test weight is kind of low but not low enough to worry about getting docked.

Buffalo County, South Central Nebraska: Finally back in the field combining corn. Corn yields are mostly 200-270 bu./acre., which is about 30 bu. above normal.  A bin buster for sure for Nebraska. Most all beans done in this area with yields mostly 70-85 bu./acre.
 
 
For More Information
Submit your report to AgWeb's Crop Comments, by e-mailing CropComments@agweb.com.
 

 
You can e-mail Sara Schafer at sschafer@farmjournal.com.
 
 
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