Variability appears to be the name of the game as scouts on the eastern leg of the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour make their way across Ohio.
"This area looks like it's going to need some more moisture to finish out the crops," said AgWeb social media editor Ben Potter from Fayette County, Ohio. Listen to his report:
Later, near Clark County, Potter reported seeing lots of weedy fields and highly variable yields. "The driver weed is definitely waterhemp in this area," he said. "The crop scouts I'm with say the soybeans here are looking better than last year, but the corn is definitely struggling in places."
Meanwhile, scouts on Twitter reported similar results: Variability everywhere. See more reports by following #pftour15 on Twitter.
We just sampled corn in Delaware Co. Ohio that came in at 144.7 bpa. Showing nitrogen loss. #pftour15— Katie Micik (@KatieMDTN) August 17, 2015
So far on our rte high corn yield of 175 in Seneca Co. w/a low of 122 in Crawford Co. Quack! Quack! #pftour15— Mark Bernard (@MNWeedWizard) August 17, 2015
After 5 stops in Ohio were averaging 159 bpa on corn vs. USDA's 168 bp. Beans avg 991 pods, about 200 below 3 yr avg. #pftour15— Katie Micik (@KatieMDTN) August 17, 2015
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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