You can participate in Pro Farmer's Midwest Crop Tour, without even leaving your farm.
Pro Farmer's Virtual Crop Tour calculator will help you collect your crop data during the same week of August as the official Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, which kicks off on Monday, Aug. 19.
Here's how to participate:
- Enter your state and county.
- Enter the number of ears that will make grain in two thirty-foot rows.
- Use the fifth, eighth and eleventh ear from one sample row and measure the length of grain in inches on those ears.
- Count the number of kernel rows around each of the three ears.
- Enter the row width in the field.
After you collect that data head to the Virtual Crop Tour site to enter your data (remember to select your state and county). Hit "submit" to calculate your Virtual Crop Tour results and compare it to Tour data and others on the Virtual Crop Tour.
During the Tour, which runs Aug. 19 - Aug. 22, you can find from-the-field, multimedia coverage at www.agweb.com and www.ProFarmer.com.