Indiana Crops: Will the Good Outweigh the Bad?

August 18, 2015 12:10 PM

Variability is becoming the theme of the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, as scouts in Indiana saw corn yields as low as 40 bu. per acre all the way up to the 200-bu. range.

"We were expecting to see variable yields, and we weren't disappointed--but we were actually pleasantly surprised," he said. Listen to his full audio report:

On Potter's route, yields averaged 163 bu. per acre, with a high of 192. However, a fellow scout reported a field with yields as high as 238 bu. per acre. "So we know there are some monster yields lurking in eastern Indiana," said Ben Potter, AgWeb social media editor.

However, on Twitter, scouts posted photo after photo of dismal-looking corn, although several reported that conditions improved as they neared the Illinois state line. The question now for Indiana is, will the good outweigh the bad?

See more reports from the field by following #pftour15 on Twitter.


For more information:

See full coverage of the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, hosted by Pro Farmer.

Take your own field measurements and participate in Pro Farmer's Virtual Crop Tour.

Follow the Tour on Twitter with the hashtag #pftour15.

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Spell Check

g asher
roachdale, IN
8/18/2015 04:40 PM

  Ben, Mike, and Katie. what part of Putnam county Indiana were you in today ?

Arthur Hallock
Hillview, IL
9/14/2015 08:36 AM

  There is alot more 40 bushel corn than 200. Illinois corn is bad. Feilds look good from road. But most are missing the middle due to too much rain. Lots of reports of 52 bu. to 130 corn. Beans we're hit even worse. Many feilds were drowned out in very big areas. Worse crops we have had in illinois.


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