Preliminary Western Crop Tour Reports Corn Yields As Low As 79 Bu.

August 21, 2018 03:33 PM
Preliminary Route Report

Preliminary Route Report from Western Tour Leader Jeff Wilson

What counties have you sampled from? Hall (NE, District 5), Adams (NE, District 8), Webster (NE, District 8), Nuckolls (District 9), Thayer (NE, District 9), Fillmore (NE, District 9)

Corn yield range: 79 bu. per acre to 241 per acre

Corn yield average: 157 bu. per acre

“Clear heat and dryness stress is showing up Districts 8 and 9 in Nebraska. Irrigated corn is holding up well. I’m hearing better corn yields north of us on other routes—some averaging 200 bu.-plus.”

Soybean pod count range (in a 3’x3’): 665 pods to 1,576 pods

Soybean pod count average (in a 3’x3’): 893 pods

“Soybeans will need another drink to make current yield potential.”

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