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Clinton County Corn Summary: This corn was fairly short, compared to what we have seen throughout the day and grass and weeds fill the rows. N is still in good shape here. Ears were short, but had some body to them. A few 18s and one 20 around. Ear count was 28 and this field is well in the dent stage. Our yield calc is 172.
Clinton County Soybean Summary: We found out from the farmer that there are non-GMO beans and although weeds have gotten in here, the plants were very healthy. A fungicide was recently applied so disease was in check and we did notice slight feeding from Japanese Beetles. These 30 inch rows had a canopy height of 25 inches and the first node was 5 inches off the ground. We rate this field as good.
Highland County Corn Summary: This area is getting a lot of rain at the moment and both fields have standing water due to the excessive rains. As we saw earlier on tour, our samples were vastly different. Both scouts noticed tough emergence issues and this field had some tip back up to 2 inches as well. Some Northern but no insect pressure. Ear count was 30 and our yield guess here is 145.
Highland County Soybean Summary: These beans will benefit from this weather and will need all the help they can get. Canopy height was 31inches and the first node was 5 inches high. We rate these beans as Good.
Fayette County Corn Summary: This ground is dry, but the plants are healthy. Very little Grey and some bird damage. Ear count was right at 25 and our yield guess is 150, but we have a feeling these will do a lot better in other parts of this field.
Fayette County Soybean Summary: By far, the tallest beans we have seen on tour and probably the tallest we have ever seen with a canopy of 57 inches. This crop is still setting pods but not without a good rain here soon. With the tall beans come a very average pod set at this point. No insects and very few disease issues in this field. The first node was found at about a foot up the plant. We rate this field as Good.
Ross County Corn Summary: Ear count here was low because of some skips and that ended up making our yield guess lower than expected. We did note some Northern above the ear and some nitrogen deficiency. One half of the the tip did not pollinate. The stalk wasn’t girthy and we saw some smut here as well. Our yield guess is 151 bushels to the acre.
Ross County Soybean Summary: These double crop beans are off to a great start. The field is very clean, healthy and with good moisture here. Saw some light Beetle feeding and very minor Frog Eye. Canopy height was 30 inches and the first flower was 5 inches up the stalk. Good to Excellent is how we rate this field. Plenty of potential.
Fairfield County Corn Summary: This is some of the younger corn we have seen today. They have seen enough moisture here but some cracks in the soil prove that more is needed. Ran into some green snap here, but not much. Some GLS and a dab of rust. Ear count was 30 and our yield guess was 153.
Fairfield County Soybean Summary: A fairly even stand here with excellent weed control. Plants are still pollinating. The pod set is okay but nodes are far apart. A lot of energy went into growing these beans tall and not pod production. Found some slight Downy Mildew but nothing significant. Canopy height was 42 inches and the first node began 5 inches up the stalk. We rate this field in the Fair to Good category.
Pickaway County Corn Summary: The first thing we noticed here was this corn running out of nitrogen. We found our first corn leaf aphid and some eggs on one leaf. Lots of Grey below the ear and some tip back starting to happen here. Some hail damage was also found in this field that we calculate a yield of 191 with an ear count of 30.
Pickaway County Soybean Summary: Some minor hail damage here too, but the week control here has been great. Some more grasshoppers and Japanese Beetles were seen and although this field is okay on moisture, another rain or two will be helpful. We rate this field as Good.
Madison County Corn Summary: This was a demonstration plot at Farm Science Review so it was much further along. Good ear fill overall but tip back was evident. Saw song bird damage here and minimal GLS below the ear. An ear count of 31 and a yield guess of 160, but FSR Manager Nate Douridas told us that under any other circumstances this field would have been replanted.
Madison County Soybean Summary: After about a quarter inch of rain this morning, these fields were very wet. The field was cleaner than our boots. Some hail damage was noticed and slight Frog Eye was here too. Canopy height was about 38 inches and the first node was 3 inches high. The pod set was one of the more impressive ones were have seen over the two days. We rate this field Good to Excellent.
Clark County Corn Summary: This field is as far along as we have seen, well into dent. Lower leaves are firing and it looks like an application is stopping the Grey and Northern. Ear count was aggressive at 35 and ear fill was really nice here. Our yield guess here is an even 200.
Clark County Soybean Summary: Not much bad to say about these soybeans. This field is extremely clean and the only ding on this crop is about 1 to 2 percent of white mold. These beans were tall (4 ft canopy) and thick. First node starts at 7 inches up the plant. Disease and insect are no where to be found here. We rate this field as Excellent.
Champaign County Corn Summary: This was a twin-row field in really good dirt. Despite twin rows, ear count remained pretty standard at 33. Saw some Grey and Northern with minimal insect pressure in this corn in dent. Our yield calc here is 193.
Champaign County Soybean Summary: This twin-row field was pretty wavy and we noticed a lot of early pods aborted. With that said, they were still flowering some and SDS was starting to set in. Canopy height was 42 inches and first not came at 6 inches up. We rate this field as Good.
Union County Corn Summary: We wondered what we might be getting into when we saw the end rows here, but the field was significantly healthier once we got into it. Ear count was 33. One of our 3 ear samples showed about an half inch of tip back and the other had great ear fill, but smaller ears. Some disease below the ear but the higher leaves looked great. No insects to speak of. Our yield estimate here is 150 bushels to the acre.
Union County Soybean Summary:We saw more Frog Eye here than we have seen elsewhere on tour. If this field gets some good August rains (more than they got here this morning) this field will do very well. Canopy height was 44 inches and the first node was 6 inches high. We rate this field as Excellent.