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Medina County (South Central)
Corn Summary: Our first stop did not disappoint and we even had a chance to meet the farmer. This corn field looked good and was very clean. No disease pressure or insects to be seen. Pollination was a success as ear fill looked excellent. The farmer told us that the part we were in is better than the hillier parts of the field. Yield estimate for this field is 208 bushels to the acre.
Soybean Summary: Canopy height was anywhere from 35 to 40 inches and the pods were forming nicely, with great nodulation. No disease was noticed, but there was some beetle feeding in the upper canopy. We rate this field in the good the excellent category.
Wayne County (Northwest)
Corn Summary: These fields were extremely wet after heavy rains on Tuesday and this morning. Conditions were generally good, but there were some signs of Northern Corn Leaf Blight and low plant nitrogen. No insect pressure was noted and we are putting a 184 bushel yield to this corn. See the picture of the field just across the road that is not nearly as far along and may get to 92 bushels. This shows the variation that we may see all week.
Soybean Summary: This bean field has really nice stands and excellent weed control. They were just now setting pods and still flowering. The first node was 5 inches up and the canopy was 24 inches high. The disease and insect pressures were there but light. This bean field is rated as fair.
Ashland County (Central)
Corn Summary: This field was still pollinating. The population was 24,000 and there was no disease or insect pressure to speak of. The field is rated fair by our group and our estimate is 125 bushel to the acre with the hope for a late frost.
Soybean Summary: These beans were experiencing some frog eye and minimal leaf feeding, but had a good stand with some weeds. Canopy height was about 30 inches and the first node formed at about 2.5 inches high. Nodualtion was excellent. Population was a whopping 180,000 plus. we will rate this field as good.
Richland County (North Central)
Corn Summary: This is another young field of corn that is in the pollination stage. The nitrogen deficiency may hold this corn up a bit come harvest time as the good stand was starting to fire a little. Best case scenario this field will yield 185 but a more realistic number is around 170 to 175 for this good standing corn field.
Soybean Summary: Canopy height ranged from 25 to 28 inches and the first node started 3 inches off the ground. Very light frog eye and very light insect pressure. 3 bean pods were coming along in this 165,000 pop field. We rate it in good condition.
Crawford County (Central)
Corn Summary: This is the best corn field of the day so far. This corn is just a week or two away from dent. Many 18 around and impressive in size. The pop was 31,000 and it was consistently a good stand. Our yield estimate here is 230. As we drove further west in the county we did see some struggling corn fields with big holes close to the Wyandot County line.
Soybean Summary: The soybeans were just as nice as the corn. Conditions were outstanding, with a canopy height of 38 inches with a first node 2 inches high. Very low insect and disease pressure and this first will have the combine growling this fall.
Wyandot County (Southeast)
Corn Summary: As we entered into the county we saw a couple of prevent plant fields and more holes in corn fields. The field we stopped at was better than most we passed on the way. Condition of the field was excellent and there were no disease or insect pressures to speak of. Our yield guess is 195 for this field.
Soybean Summary: As you can see in the pictures below, there are several wet spots in this soybean field, but the parts that are filled in are starting to fill pods and some plants are still blooming a bit higher up. Canopy height was pegged at 26 inches and the first node starts at the 4 inch mark. There were some Japanese Beetles feeding and no disease. This field is rated as good.
Marion County (Central)
Corn Summary: We found 20 inch rows in this corn field and the condition is excellent. No insect of disease pressures to speak of and we figured this field’s yield to be 230 plus.
Soybean Summary: It was obvious that this field was planted very late, at the end of June and there were plenty of wet holes and parts were drowned out. Canopy height was 19 inches and the first node was 3 inches high. If all goes well, this will be lucky to get 30 bushels.
Morrow County (Southeast)
Corn Summary: This was another later planted corn field that was still in pollination stages. The 31,000 population plot was already having nitrogen issues with some grey leaf on the refuge. As it is right now the yield estimate could be guessed at 160 bushels, but it has so far to go and the yellow tint it is showing means that half of that estimate might be closer.
Soybean Summary: These beans were good from afar, but far from good. Populations were 185,000, canopy height was 39 inches and first nodes were 3.5 inches high. Most all pods were 3 bean pods, but the node spacing was very wide. The low pod count will make our rating on this field just fair.
Corn Summary: This field was another situation that when you put the calculations together yields are decent, but with the lack of nitrogen this early on in the game it may not fair so well. This field was firing very heavily and some of the ears was beginning to abort. For now, we think this field will bring 200 bushels but there just isn’t enough N to keep it going.
Soybean Summary: The beans looked really healthy and the stand was very uniform. Canopy height was 28 inches and the first node was 3 inches off the dirt. The 160,000 population field had no disease or insect pressures and this field is rated as good by our crew.
Licking County (Northwest)
Corn Summary: As we made our way through the field we found some stalks that had fallen over due to stalk rot and corn borer. Other than that this field looked great, despite some gray leaf and northern corn leaf blight. These were the first ears of corn that showed tip-back. Even with this field’s issues, this field is set to see a yield of 235.
Soybean Summary: This field had an excellent, uniform stand. Pods were heavy with 3 bean pods and the insect and disease pressures were very light. Canopy height was 33 inches with a node starting 2 inches up. We end day #1 with a bean field we give an excellent rating to.