Disappointment in Nebraska on Western Leg of Crop Tour

August 24, 2016 02:44 PM

The corn crop in Nebraska is disappointing many. On day three of the western leg of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour crews started out in Nebraska City, Neb. and hugging the western edge of Iowa. 

In eight stops made, for corn, yields don’t look to be too promising, leaving some disappointed with results. 258 samples of corn were taken, pushing a 44 percent irrigated sampling, which is normally closer to 40 percent. 

Nebraska is usually 60% irrigated, which is why it measures light against the USDA.

In many cases, several people came back with high corn yield with an average of 158.6 bpa. The average yield is down 4 percent.  According to Chip Flory, you have to add nearly 15 bushels to get a more accurate number.

Flory believes the average yield is coming down in the months ahead for corn in Nebraska. 

As for soybeans, pod counts are up .2 percent compared to last year. There are three more pods in a 3’x3’ square. 

According to Flory, crop tours are all about finding the right trend in each individual state.


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