These impressive ears were from a field planted with 15-inch rows in Hancock County with yields over 300 bushels.

I-75 Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers – Day 1


Presented by: Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers


Defiance County 

Corn Summary: Corn is 8-10 feet tall with low insect, disease and weed pressure. There was some green snap in patches. They were at R3. Yield estimate 196 bushels.  

Soybean Summary: The canopy height was 3.5 to 4 feet tall, first node was 3 to 3.5 inches high. Pods were set, which is further along than expected. Population was 145,000 and disease pressure was low with some brown spot. There was some Japanese beetle feeding, low weed pressure and a few holes. Yield potential is good. 





Williams County

Corn Summary: Conventional tilled field with a variable stand that could be due to planting challenges. Some gray leaf spot and rust but nothing above the ear leaf. No signs of silk clipping. There was a quarter tip-back due to poor pollination. Plant population seems on the low side. Yield estimate 165 bushels. 

Soybean Summary: Pretty good field with a few spots showing some water stress. Field was uneven and you could pick out the tile lines where the plants were clearly taller. There was some brown spot on the lower leaves. There was moderate Japanese beetle feeding. Pods were 1.75 inches long on lower plant. Upper plant still flowering. Good/fair yield potential.





Henry County

Corn Summary: Good to excellent field, best of the day so far in NW Ohio. Early R3 stage. There was some gray leaf spot in lower canopy and some northern corn leaf blight in upper leaves. Leaf firing in lower leaves is evidence of some N deficiency. Minimal ear tip feeding and die back. Plants were 12 feet tall. Population of 30,000 to 32,000. Estimated yield 250 bushels. 

Soybean Summary: Conventional tillage. Good final stand of 110,000 to 130,000. There was some white mold but generally low disease pressure and non-existant insect pressure. R4 stage in black sand. Low weed pressure and uniform field. Good yield potential.





Wood County

Corn Summary: Population was 35,000 to 41,000 with some root lodging and a little green snap. A little N and K deficiency but not yield limiting. Heavy NCLB and GLS even above ear leaf. Nice looking stand overall Probably a field for silage chopping. Yield estimate 285 bushels.

Soybean Summary: 15-inch beans and very good looking field. Canopy height 48 inches and first node height 7 inches. Very low disease and weed pressure, with some yellowing of lower leaves. Some Japanese beetle feeding on upper leaves. Excellent yield potential that could be in the 70-bushel plus range. 





Hancock County

Corn Summary: Excellent field. If there ever was a year to plant 15-inch corn rows, this was it. Growing conditions in the area have been nearly perfect this season and it shows in this field. It was 15-inch-row corn and it had been sprayed at tassel with a fungicide. There was very little disease with just a little GLS on the lower leaves. No insect pressure. It looked like it was corn after corn and the ears were good sized. It was at R3. There was a little firing on the low leaves. The estimated yield was 312.

Soybean Summary: No-till field with narrow, 7.5-inch rows. Plant pop was 190,000 with R3 growth stage. First node was around 6 inches. No disease or insects. Overall good field. 





Putnam County 

Corn Summary: This is the shortest corn we have seen so far. There was a 26,000 plant population in 30-inch rows. We found GLS and Northern Corn Leaf Spot. Incredible ear fill in R4 stage. Yield estimate 185 bushels.

Soybean Summary: Field was variable in 15-inch rows in the R4 to R5 stage. It appears some variability may be due to cover crop following 2012 corn crop. We estimate 30- to 48-inch canopy height. Disease pressure was minimal and there was limited insect damage, though some Japanese beetle feeding. Around 140,000 population with an overall fair rating.   





Paulding County

Corn Summary: This is one of the poorer fields of the day with firing in the lower leaves due to too much moisture or a lack of N. There was little disease but some bird damage. Good ear fill at R2 or R3 growth stage. Estimated yield of 174 bushels, but it looks worse than what the yield shows. There may be hail or wind damage.

Soybean Summary: This field is the worst of the fields today. It looks like there was too much, then too little water. The canopy was 2-feet tall, which was the shortest of the day. There was frogeye leaf spot out there and the growth stage was early R3. No insects. The population was 130,000 and thin in many areas. Yield potential is poor.





Van Wert County

Corn Summary: It looked like an even field of corn, though ear height was uneven. There were no nutrient deficiencies and very little leaf disease. The ear fill was pretty good, but there was some tip back. Yield estimate is 175 bushels.

Soybean Summary: These were 15-inch beans that had a fungicide application. They were no-till following corn with a population of 133,000 and one of the more even fields we have seen. They were 42 inches tall. The first node was four inches up, which is about half of what we have seen all day.  There was a little brown spot and minimal Japanese beetle feeding. They are at the R5 growth stage. There is excellent yield potential. 





Allen County

Corn Summary: Conventional tilled corn after soybeans at the R3 stage. There was some GLS on lower leaves and no insect pressure. The ears were filled well but there could still be some kernel abortion. These may be the biggest ears we have seen today, but there were some variable populations that may be due to planter issues — skips. Estimated yield is 200 bushels. 

Soybean Summary: Drilled beans after wheat and noticeable foxtail and broadleaf pressure that could affect harvest. Five inches to the first node and the plants were 26 inches tall. There were also quite a few holes from being too wet. The field is in the early R3 stage. Very low insect or disease pressure. The field has good yield potential.





Auglaize County

Corn Summary: Low plant populations in the 24,000 to 26,000 range. We saw some root lodging and some blank stalks that we attribute to the tillage practices of the field. It looks like it was heavily worked and then got a heavy rain after planting. There was no insect pressure but heavy NLCB and GLS. Yield estimate is 183 bushels.

Soybean Summary: Conventional tillage after corn with a canopy height 40 inches. Node height was 7 inches and disease pressure was very low. There was some feeding from grasshoppers. It was at the R5 growth stage and population was very high at 265,000. It looked like a very consistent field  with a good to excellent yield potential.





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