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″
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.