Crop Comments: Highly Variable

Crop Comments: Highly Variable

Recent reports to AgWeb Crop Comments show conditions across farm country are highly variable. From “tremendous corn” in North Dakota to yellow corn in Ohio and everything in between. Soybeans and wheat are no different. How are crops in your area? Put your farm on the map by submitting your crop comments, pictures and videos at

July 24, Lancaster County, Pa.


Delivered the last of my 2015 wheat crop. Will net in excess of 100 bu. per acre final yield. Applying fungicide on corn and soybeans. Some corn fields were blown over with strong winds from thunderstorms. Full-season beans and early double-crop beans seem to have good promise.

Aug. 3, Richland County, N.D.
Crops are varied. There is some tremendous corn, and the rest is good. Beans are looking good in most places, but there are also some hurting from too much moisture.

Aug. 4, Wells County, Ind.
Corn lost nitrogen—too much rain in June and July. Best guess 120 to 130 bu. per acre. Beans look great where water could get away.

Aug. 5, Brazos County, Texas
Cotton is just beginning to bloom in the South Plains. In central Texas, some early cotton could be ready to harvest in as little as three weeks, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists.


Aug. 10, Simpson County, Miss.
Hasn’t rained here in more than four weeks. Corn cut short, beans turning brown, good pod count just nothing in them. All due to 97° to 102° temps past three weeks with still no end in forecast. Mississippi will count even less this year. 

Aug. 11, Blue Earth County, Minn.
Been missing the rain. The top foot of soil bone dry. Went into growing season with no moisture. No 200-bu. corn here, maybe 155. No rain this week or next week; 1⁄4" in August for three weeks—not good.


Aug. 11, Jasper County, Iowa
AgDay Meteorologist Mike Hoffman poses next to some 10' tall corn near Colfax, Iowa. 


Aug. 11, Clark County, Ohio
Corn is highly variable. Was only able to do the west field, no place to take off or land. (Watch the video on the Crop Comments blog.)





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