Clinton Co

2014 Ohio Crop Tour I-71, Day #2

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Delaware County (Central)

Corn Summary: We started Day #2 with one of the best fields of the tour so far. It helped that this field was planted in 20 inch rows and a population of 36,000. Could’ve used another shot of N to keep it going and we did see some Northern Corn Leaf Blight. All told we are estimating a yield of 250 bushels an acre in this tiled field.

Soybean Summary: This 15 inch row field looked great from the road, but the yield monitor may tell a different story this fall. The pods were filling out nicely but there weren’t that many of them to see. Prevalent Brown Spot was noted. The canopy was 22 inches high with the first node showing up at 5 inches high.

Delaware Co
Delaware Co
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Delaware Co
Delaware Co
Delaware Co
Delaware Co
Delaware Co

 

 Union County (Southeast)

Corn Summary: Again a nice field here but as you got into the middle of it had quite a few skips. Population was 33,000 and ears will filled to the tip. We rate this field as good with a yield possibility of 195 bushels to the acre.

Soybean Summary: Four bean pods were hard to miss in this field and the plants were very healthy. Canopy height was 28 inches and go up 4 inches for the first node. There was some Frog eye on the lower leaves but nothing to cause concern. This field was rated excellent by our group.

Union Co
Union Co
Union Co
Union Co
Union Co
Union Co
Union Co
Union Co

 

 Franklin County (Northwestern)

Corn Summary: Giant ragweed was just about a tall as this corn field. The ears were full and no disease or insects were found, but N was running low. Other nutrient deficiencies were noted as well, mostly potassium. The 28,000 population field was the driest dirt we’ve seen and was planted on May 26th. Our rating is good and yield expectations are around 195 bushels per acre but weed pressure will lower that number.

Soybean Summary: This was a good average field that was still blooming from halfway up the stem to the top. Canopy was 22 inches high and the first node started at 4 inches. Saw some grasshoppers jumping but very little insect or disease pressure besides that. This field was rated fair by our crew.

Franklin Co
Franklin Co
Franklin Co
Franklin Co
Franklin Co
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Franklin Co

 

 Madison County (Farm Science Review)

Corn Summary: This 100-day corn was planted on April 26th and was just entering the dent stage. Farm Science Review Manager Nate Douridas says that they have been dry for a good part of August  and could use a finishing rain or two. There were some tough spots during our scout that brings the final number down a bit. Our calculations have this field yielding 195 bushels come fall.

Soybean Summary: Farm Science planted this bean field at a 170,000 population and the condition was very good. Very minimal feeding in this field and no disease pressures. Could have podded a little better. Canopy was one of the tallest we’ve seen at 36 inches.

Farm Science Review
Farm Science Review
Farm Science Review
Farm Science Review
Farm Science Review
Farm Science Review

Pickaway County (Central)

Corn Summary: This field hasn’t seen moisture in some time and it is far along and drying out. This field is 85% done and some ears are even beginning to droop. Some of our samples looked amazing and others pulled down the average quite a bit. Today, this field would yield 150 bushels, but as time goes by and dryness continues that number may fall to below 140.

Soybean Summary: We talked to these field’s farmer and this area hasn’t seen rain in over a month, but the beans are no worse for the wear. Population was about 170K and there were a good number of pods on these plants. Canopy stood 35 inches tall and first node came in at 2 inches high. This field was rated excellent in our group’s opinion.

Pickaway Co
Pickaway Co
Pickaway Co
Pickaway Co
Pickaway Co
Pickaway Co
Pickaway Co
Pickaway Co

Fairfield County (Southwest)

Corn Summary: Leaves have started to curl and the dirt is cracking in this corn field. Ear fill was to the tip and some Grey Leaf Spot was found on the lower and upper leaves. We figure that this field will see 150 bushel yields. Just not enough rain here.

Soybean Summary: The dry weather is evident in this soybean field as well. Insects are feeding in this field, but no disease was found. Canopy height was 35 inches and first node was about 3 inches high. Population was 200,000 and the field looked better from the road than they actually are. We rate this field as good.

Fairfield Co
Fairfield Co
Fairfield Co
Fairfield Co
Fairfield Co
Fairfield Co
Fairfield Co
Fairfield Co

 

 Ross County (Northeast)

Corn Summary: This corn was a bit more yellow than what we’ve seen today. Only pressure noticed way Grey Leaf Spot. Dirt remains dry here and this field is likely to yield around 165 bushels.

Soybean Summary: The canopy on this field was 25 inches tall and the first node was 3.5 inches up. The population was set at 170,000, but minimum pods are quickly aborting on these plants. Stand was nice and uniform, but the pod set was lacking.  Note in the picture below the dry dirt verses some dirt with a little moisture. This field is rated fair to poor.

Ross Co
Ross Co
Ross Co
Ross Co
Ross Co
Ross Co
Ross Co
Ross Co

 

 Highland County (North Central)

Corn Summary: The dry conditions continue but by the looks of this field, the moisture came early on and was able to get this field off to a great start. The stalks appeared thin, but they are hanging on to some impressive ears with minor tip back. Some ear worms were present and some Northern Corn Leaf Blight. The yield will be better than the field looks and we estimate the yield at 190 bushels.

Soybean Summary: We ran across our first Downey Mildew in this soybean field. Other than that it is in really great shape for this part of the growing season. Canopy height was 30 inches high and the first node is under 2 inches from the ground. There was some insect feeding in this 150,000 population field and the pod fill was some of the best we’ve seen. We rate this field good to excellent.

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Highland Co
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Highland Co

 

 Fayette County (Southwest)

Corn Summary: We were happy we had an early breakfast and skipped lunch because we ran across our first case of corn smut. There was also a little blight in this field as well. Ears will fill and this field, all in all, is in excellent condition. Our yield guess for this piece is just over 200 bushels.

Soybean Summary: This was an excellent, clean field. It could use a shot of rain soon as some abortion is occurring on the last flowers set. The canopy was tall at 33 inches but there weren’t as many pods as we expected. Grasshopper and beetle feeding was noted. This field may make 50 bushels and we rate it as excellent.

Fayette Co
Fayette Co
Fayette Co
Fayette Co
Fayette Co
Fayette Co
Fayette Co
Fayette Co

 

 Clinton County (Northeast)

Corn Summary: As one of our scouts emerged from this field he said “that is how you grow corn”! Our last stop was a giant one as these stalks were easily 10 feet tall and the ears were sized to match. You didn’t have to dig too far to find moisture and you can tell that Mother Nature has been very good to this area of the state. Our yield estimate is a very solid 235 bushels to the acre.

Soybean Summary: The beans across the road looked equally impressive with an amazing 44 inch canopy height. They were thin-line beans and had a handful of 4 bean pods. Population was set at 200,000 and there is no doubt this is a garden spot of Ohio.

Clinton Co
Clinton Co
Clinton Co
Clinton Co
Clinton Co
Clinton Co
Clinton Co
Clinton Co

 

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