As both the eastern and western legs of the 2016 ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour converged on Iowa, the variability seen in the first two days of the tour gave way to stronger samples.
In western Iowa, samples were leaving 200 bu/ac. in the rearview mirror.
In eastern Iowa, samples showed signs of stress.
But not all samples near the Mississippi River were weak.
And even with all the driving, recording, and tweeting, scouts are still finding time to have a little fun.
Be sure to follow AgWeb’s coverage of Farm Journal Media’s Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. Watch reports from the field by following Farm Journal Media journalists along for the ride: Alison Rice at @agweb_alison, Ben Potter at @potterben, Chip Flory at @ChipFlory, Brian Grete at @bgrete, and Betsy Jibben at @BetsyJibben. And check AgWeb each evening this week for the day’s freshest summary on what they’re seeing in the field.
Wondering how Crop Tour samples are taken? This video will explain it in less than two minutes.
You can join the tour from home and win big! Just share your own crop photos with the hashtag #pftour16 to be entered to win the Midwest Crop Tour Sweepstakes. Click here to find out more.