I-71 Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers – Day 1


Presented by: Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers


Medina County

Corn Summary: This field showed signs of being water logged and there was some goose neck and lodging issues present. Minor Grey Leaf Spot and some nitrogen movement in the plant. All in all a good looking field of corn. Yield = 150 b/ac

Soybean Summary: This field had close nodes and good pod development. There was some general light feeding on the upper leaves. Canopy height was 38″ and the first node was at 5″. With a good August with some rain this field’s yield potential is considered excellent by our crew.





Wayne County

Corn Summary: Populations in this field were erratic and the disease pressure was moderate with some rust and Grey Leaf Spot. Noticed a good amount of goose necking here too and those stocks did not have ears. The yield for this field is pegged at 156 b/ac by our crew.

Soybean Summary: With a good color and an even stand, this bean field looks to be in excellent shape, despite light feeding. Canopy height was 42″ and the first node was 5″ up. Yield potential was seen as excellent.





 Ashland County

Corn Summary: We entered a just pollinated twin row field of corn and found a very healthy crop that was just planted a bit late. There was uneven height due to an excess of water as well. This field, by our calculations look to be a yield of 165.

Soybean Summary: This was the best field of the day, so far. The pod set was excellent and the pods were formed all the way to the top. No disease pressure and no insect pressure. Canopy was 36″ and nodes started at about the 4″ point. Yield potential for this field is excellent.



Agro-Culture Liquid’s Kurt Fisher shows the tremendous nodulation on the Ashland County soybeans



Richland County

Corn Summary: This field was fair at best. The pollination was good but maturity was coming on a bit late. Population was poor and the field looked much better from the road that it actually was. Our crew project a yield of 135 b/ac here.

Soybean Summary: You also couldn’t tell from the road, but this field was missing some stands and the height was uneven. There were also emergence issues and Japanese Beetle pressure. Yield potential is rated fair to good for this field. Canopy height was 37″ and first node showed up 5″ up the stalk.





Crawford County

Corn Summary: You can certainly tell that this part of the state has had more rainfall. Stalk quality was good but there were some water damage issues and leaching of nitrogen was causing some yellow coloring throughout the field. Yield estimate is 165.

Soybean Summary: Early insect pressure and boron deficiency were evident here. There is a long way to go as far as pods were concerned as well. The yield potential for this field was seen as good. Canopy height was 36″ and the first node was 5″ high.


Auglaize County farmer Ben Bowsher talks about the nitrogen loss seen in a Crawford County corn field.




Wyandot County

Corn Summary: This is the best looking field of corn we’ve seen so far today. There were some skips from possibly planting early and some plants struggled to get out of the ground. Other than that, no disease or insect pressure and the expected yield is 178 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: This field had 15″ rows and the population was good. There was some feeding noticed and very light disease pressure. Canopy height was 44″ and the first node was 3″ up. The potential for yield from this field is excellent.





Marion County

Corn Summary: The corn field we visited was a nice one. The only downside to it was a good amount of Grey Leaf Spot that was consistent throughout the field. Our yield estimate is 175 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: We are hoping that this field is the only one like in the county and not representative. The plants were light great and that along with the drowned out spots proves that the rain took over. The pods were small and mares tale was about to pop through. Canopy height was 22″ and the first node was 3″ up. This field gets a fair rating when it comes to potential.





Morrow County

Corn Summary: This is the tallest corn field we’ve come across today and the stand was nice and even. Disease and insect pressures were light, although nitrogen has been lost and that may continue through the blister stage. Ear fill was excellent and our guess for this field is 165 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: It appears this field just had fungicide applied not long ago. The height and color overall was very good. Some sightings of frog eye and Japanese Beetle and pods looked good. The potential for this field is rated excellent. 42″ for canopy height and 6″ is where the first node started.





Knox County

Corn Summary: As the rains came we tried to do a drive by assessment but the boss is riding with us so no go. This corn was a nice looking field in the early milk stage. Some nitrogen loss but no disease or insect pressures. Our yield estimate is 160 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: The color of the bean field was good but the field itself was short.It was a later planted no-till field with the first grasshoppers we’ve seen so far. The pod set was nice until the last quarter of the stalk. Canopy height was 22″ and the first node was 3″ high. Fair is the rating for this field’s potential.





Licking County

Corn Summary: Our last stop of the day had some of the best corn of the day. This field was maturing well and had great color despite a little nitrogen loss and a bit of Grey Leaf and Rust. Yield estimates for this corn is 200 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: The beans were just starting to fill in this field. For drilled beans, this seemed like a thin population and has some disease pressure. This field will end up with a good yield, in our opinion. Canopy height at 33″ and first node at 5″ on the stalk.





The crew from the I-71 leg of the 2013 Ohio Crop Tour gives their recap of Day #1


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