I-71 Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers – Day 2


Presented by: Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers

A recap of Day 1

Delaware County:

Corn Summary: The corn here was the maturest we’ve seen on the tour. Height was very good as was the color. This crop was in the dough stage. Our yield guess for this field is 174 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: We ran into the farmer of these fields and the beans were planted on May 14th. The pod set was very good and the remainder of the blooms will fill with another rain or two. The only pressure noted was Beetles that were light around the outside rows. Canopy height was 44″ and the first node was found 5″ up the stalk. The yield potential for these beans is excellent.





We found the best stop so far on this leg of the tour in Plain City, Ohio!

Union County

Corn Summary: This field has uneven populations and stand and the Grey Leaf Spot was the heaviest we’ve come across so far this tour. Some heat earlier this year has hurt pollination in this field. Our yield forecast is 173 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: Found some 4-bean pods in this nice looking bean field. Found some frog eye and Japanese Beetles. Canopy height is 47″ and the first node shows up 6″ up the plant. Potential for this field’s yield is considered excellent.




There were some good things and some issues of concern on our Union County stop.


Madison County

Corn Summary: This corn field belongs to Farm Science Review and it was impressive. This corn is in the dough stage and there was slight Green Leaf pressure. Very low insect pressure and excellent yield ear fill. Yield expectations for this field is 180 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: This field of soybeans equal the best beans we came across yesterday. The color and height were ideal. Even spacing was the highlight of this early May planted soybeans. Canopy height is 42″ and 3″ high is where the first node was found. We mark this field as excellent when it comes to yield potential this fall.




Farm Science Review Farm Manager Nate Douritas gives a preview of this year’s event.


Franklin County

Corn Summary: Pretty weedy corn field here but okay looking otherwise. Might have had a hard rain right after planting too. Major Grey Leaf Spot issues and some rust too. Yield potential here is 156 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: For the first time on the tour, we spotted aphids. Had a wet hole in the middle of these beans but all in all a decent crop. Good podding here too with these R3-R4 stage beans. Canopy height was 38″ and the first node was seen 5″ up the stalk. Yield potential is great here.




It took 14 fields to find our first aphids.


Pickaway County

Corn Summary: This corn, in the dough stage, was planted at a lower population and had a case of Northern Corn Leaf Blight. The color was nice and ear fill was good. The yield guess by our crew is 154 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: The evenness of this soybean field was amazing. The clusters were great and the spacing was very even. With no disease or insect pressures this was the best beans on the tour to this point. Canopy height was 48″ and the first node started at the 2.5″ point. Potential for this field is excellent.





Fairfield County

Corn Summary: This corn field was just finishing up pollination. It had some firing on lower leaves and some wind damage as well. Ear fill was looking really good but the yield will be limited by population. The yield guess here is 162 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: This stand was almost too think to walk through. It was done setting pods and no disease pressure was noticed. Grasshoppers were the only issue. The rows were 15″ and population was 180,000+. Canopy height was 48″ and the first node was at the 3″ point. Potential for yield here is rated excellent.





Ross County

Corn Summary: This field was just off of Route 35 and the soil was filled with gravel. We caught this field in the hard dough stage and the only pressure visible was a little Northern Corn Leaf Blight. Ear fill was good and this field could sure use a shot of one of the rains around us in this area. The yield estimate for this field is pegged at 144 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: These beans in a bottom field looked decent. They were lightly podded as they were planted late. They are still setting pods. With the great color and even height we think the yield potential for this field is good. Canopy height stood 32″ high and the first node hit at the 5″ mark.





Fayette County

Corn Summary: The soil conditions were dry in this corn field but it has had a stellar growing season so far. Population was higher than others we have seen on the tour. There was minimal rust and Grey Leaf Spot but with a potential yield of 197 this field had the wow factor.

Soybean Summary: This field held its own as well and we found more 4-bean pods. 15 inch rows and not an issue found on the disease or pressure fronts. Canopy height was 46” and at 3” the nodes were found. Easy to say this field falls in the excellent category for yield potential.





Highland County

Corn Summary: We hit some river bottom ground and a great field of corn. There was some sightings of Grey Leaf but no insect pressure. The ears were 6 feet off of the ground and in the hard dough stage. By our calculation, this field will yield 182 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: This bean field was still flowering on most of the stocks and had a great stand and color. By the looks of things, downey mildew may be starting in here. Canopy height was 36” and the first node was 3” up the plant. The yield potential for this field is considered good.





Clinton County

Corn Summary: The last field we scout is the latest planted one. it is just finishing pollinating and the ears look good. If there is a late frost and some heat in September, this field will be A-O.K. The estimate for yield on this field is 150 b/ac.

Soybean Summary: This field was still putting on pods and at the R2 stage. The rows were 15″ and the population was 160K. This late planted field has potential but it also has a long way to go. We see this field as having a good potential for yield. Canopy height was 38″ and the initial node was at 5″.





Since our last stop was in Clinton County and we had two Wilmington College grads in the truck, we stopped in to say hi.


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