Overview of the I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour

The Ohio Ag Net & Ohio’s Country Journal is embarking on the first ever I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour. Two teams will be crisscrossing I-75 and I-75 reporting crop conditions and yield estimates August 15-16.

 

 

I-75 Team Includes:

Mike Zeedyk, Defiance Co. farmer
Paul Ralston, Hardin Co. farmer
Gaylnn Beer, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizer
Heather Hetterick, Ohio Ag Net
Yvette Fetterly, BASF (Day 1)
Don Schneider, BASF (Day 2)

I-71 Team Includes:

Glenn Harsh, Delaware Co. farmer
Jon Miller, Fairfield Co. farmer
Kurt Fisher, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertizliers
Matt Reese, Ohio’s Country Journal
Caren Schmit, BASF (Day 1)

Checking Corn Populations

Length of row equal to 1/1000 acre at different row widths.

Row     Length Equal to 1/1000 Acre

7″        74′ 8″
10″      52′ 3″
15″      34’10”
20″      26′ 2″
30″      17′ 5″
36″      14′ 6″
38″      13′ 9″
40″      13′ 1″

Corn Yield Estimate Formula

EARS per 1/1000 of an acre X no. of rows (width)

X no. of kernals per row (length) X .01116

= ESTIMATED BUSHELS per ACRE at 15.5%.

 

Soybean Yield Estimate Formula

Average number of PODS per plant X plants per acre

= PODS per ACRE.

PODS per ACRE X 2.5 BEANS per POD

= BEANS per ACRE.

BEANS per ACRE divided by 3,000 BEANS per Pound = POUNDS per ACRE.

POUNDS per ACRE divided by 60 POUNDS

= ESTIMATED BUSHELS PER ACRE.

 

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3 comments

  1. Corn yield estimator could use an additional factor for kernal size. Just estimated a field that we guessed at 60-100bpa at 156bpa.

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