Crop Tour: Preliminary Day 1 Eastern Leg Reports

August 20, 2018 01:19 PM
 
While today’s official numbers will be released later tonight, here’s preliminary reports from Brian Grete and Mark Bernard.

The eastern leg of Pro Farmer’s Midwest Crop Tour is done scouting fields for the day. While today’s official numbers will be released later tonight, here’s preliminary reports from Brian Grete and Mark Bernard.

Preliminary Route Report from Eastern Tour Leader Brian Grete

What counties have you sampled from?

Franklin (Ohio, District 5), Union (Ohio, District 5), Logan (4), Auglaize (4), Mercer (4)

Corn yield range: 109.9 bu. per acre to 209.9 bu. per acre

Corn yield average: 178.4 bu. per acre

Soybean pod count range (in a 3’x3’ square): 612 pods to 2,545.2 pods

Soybean pod count average (in a 3’x3’ square): 1,421.1 pods

Please share a few comments from your route:

“Corn in every one of our stops has been dented except one, so it’s advanced maturity versus normal. But we expected that. It’s a good, solid corn crop from what we’ve seen so far.”

“Beans are pretty even—dark green, lush.”

 

Preliminary Route Report from Eastern Tour Consultant Mark Bernard

What counties have you sampled from?

Madison (Ohio, District 5), Clark (Ohio, District 4), Champaign (Ohio, District 4) and Miami (Ohio, District 4)

Corn yield range: 135 bu. per acre 206 bu. per acre

Corn yield average: Upper 180-bu.-per-acre range

Soybean pod count range (in a 3’x3’ square): 593 pods to 1,535 pods

Soybean pod count average (in a 3’x3’ square): About 1,300 pods

Please share a few comments from your route:

“The corn crop looks pretty far along. We’re running most of the samples around half milk line. Disease pressure looks good. In a few weeks, the crop should reach physiological maturity. And there’s plenty of moisture to take it there so far.”

“It’s a very even bean crop. Most of it is R6 maturity. We’ve seen a little bit of pressure from sudden death and frogeye, but nothing that’s going to have a major impact on yields. It’s the best Ohio bean crop I’ve seen on this route in years."

 

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