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Corn Summary: Our first corn field of Day #2 of The Ohio Crop Tour had good sized ears, but those ears had some good sized tip back. The waviness of this field show how water damage affected it. Disease and pest pressures were very light here and in this Good rated field our yield estimate is 204 bushels to the acre.
Soybean Summary: There were some variable places in this field, but for the most part this field looked good with decent height and good pod numbers. Maturity is farther along here than anywhere we were yesterday. This was the first frog eye we have come across but this late in the season it will not make much of a difference. We rate this field in the Good category. Throughout the county we are seeing more variability as we make the drive to Franklin County.
Corn Summary: One of our scouts was in a really decent spot and the other got into a spot that wasn’t so hot. Water issues in the middle of the field will cause this yield to be lower than average, which should be representative of what this part of Ohio will see this year. Stalk Rot was taking hold here and is something that will need to be watched. Our guess is 146 bushels for this plot.
Soybean Summary: Short beans here that are still struggling to reach canopy. The beans that were there looked good, but the pod count was low. We rate this field as Poor.
Corn Summary: This corn was very tall and healthy and ear fill was solid. This was a more mature field that what we have walked thus far. Disease pressure was low. Hail has damaged this corn and deer are feeding a little, but the overall health of this corn is above par. We are putting this field in the Good to Excellent range. Our yield estimate is 203.
Soybean Summary: The canopy on this stand of beans is one of the best we’ve seen. Canopy height was 38 to 40 inches and it is uniform all the way through. The plants were well podded and there is potential for more. Grass hoppers and Japanese Beetles are feeding here and there is Frog Eye setting in here as well. We rate this field in the Excellent category.
Corn Summary: We expected a higher yield here than what we got. This is a great stand with a planting date of May 8th and we are finding that to be a tough date from what we are hearing. The plant health and minimal disease and pest pressures have us thinking that we are going to be on the low end of the final results of this field. We rate this field Good to Excellent with a yield average of 186.
Soybean Summary: Pretty decent field here. Quite a few pods per plant with some over 40 pods per plant. SDS was noted in this field. Canopy height was 32 inches and insects were few and far between. This field is rated Good.
Corn Summary: Another nice field of corn here. Ear placement was great on this healthy field. There were some disease pressures and minimal insects. These ears were the longest we have seen thus far. This field is rated Excellent and will yield 235 bushels, according to our estimates. This field was planted on May 5th.
Soybean Summary: If moisture holds out, these beans will be phenomenal. The root system was remarkable and the pod fill was really good with quite a few 4-bean pods. We did spot some SDS and insect feeding, but if rains hit just right, this will be an Excellent field. This field was planted on May 11th.
Corn Summary: There was some variability in this corn field. Very much like yesterday, there are some great areas and some that aren’t so much. Our rating would be higher is it weren’t for disease pressures on the leaves and the stalk. Wet holes that you can’t see from the road will heavily affect this field. It will be interesting to see how this field is standing come harvest time. A Good rating for this field and a yield guess of 175 bushels.
Soybean Summary: These 41 inch canopy soybeans are some of the highest we have been in to. It was boring to scout do to little pressures, but this will not be a boring field to harvest, for sure. We rate this field as Excellent .
*Note: As we work our way to Ross County, variability is not a problem. These fields, one after another, look great.
Corn Summary: One of the best views we’ve had this week. Insanely high ear placement and the most dented corn we’ve come across. Stalk rot is taking place here and with the weight of the ear so high up, an early harvest of this field will be key. We found some random smut and a little disease pressure. This field gets a good rating and a yield average of 203 bushels.
Soybean Summary: The soybeans are getting taller as we go and father along, as you’d expect as you go south. For how little branching was taking place, the pod fill was still there. Some frog eye was noticed, along with some SDS. Canopy height was 48 inches and some Japanese Beetles were feeding. We rate this field an easy Excellent.
Corn Summary: Another healthy and uniform stand here. Corn was planted on May 4th in this newly tiled field. Looks great from the road, but you can see a lack of N inside the rows with some skips showing up as well. For the lower population we expected the ears to be bigger than they ended up being. Disease and insect pressures were low and we rate this field as Excellent and our yield estimate is 210.
Soybean Summary: This field would rank high compared to the others we’ve seen over the past 2 days. These beans were drilled at 7.5 inches on May 6th and the pop was around 180+. Some SDS was noted. The pods have developed nicely and were thick. We rate this field as Excellent.
Corn Summary: This was obviously a wet field at some point but there were some good spots as you got into the field a little bit. Tip back on the ears was good so populations were pretty spot on here. Although they received a lot of rain early, they are in need of some again soon as the ground is cracking. We rate this field as Good and our bushel guess is 178.
Soybean Summary: Water laid in some spots that will make this field variable. The plants were clean of disease and some beetles were feeding. The stalks were heavily podded and if the rains come at the right times, this field will be A-OK. We rate it Good.
Corn Summary: The field here was a high population and the plant health and look of the stalk was impressive. The yield didn’t quite match up with the look of the field. Some grey leaf spot was seen. The is a Good field in our rating system and our yield guess is 179.
Soybean Summary: This field was surprising as the weed issues were noticeable going in. The plants were tall and very well podded. It looked like they sprayed some Cobra on this field which made the leaf like a little brown but not from SDS. Canopy height was 42 to 44 inches and its a Good rating for this field.