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Mercer County (Northwest)
Corn Summary: There were brown silks, tall stalks, good stalk strength, and minor N deficiencies. We saw some NCLB. There was no insect pressure and ear fill was good. The population was 33,500 in this excellent looking field. Good kernel depth.The yield estimate is 167 bushels.
Soybean Summary: They were in 15-rows with excellent yield potential. The beans in the low areas where water had been were 17 inches tall and 36 inches tall in the better areas of the field. Pods are setting all the way to the top of the plant. The population was 156,000 and there were some four-bean pods. There was some Japanese beetle feeding worth watching as the season progresses.
Corn Summary: This was 110-day corn planted May 4 at 35,000 population. The current stand is 33,500. There is some hail damage and no N deficiencies. There is some heavy GLS and NCLB and it is heading into dent. The overall rating is good, and not excellent, because of the disease pressure. The yield estimate is 164 bushels.
Soybean Summary: It was planted May 8 in 15-inch rows. It is a 2.7 bean RR2. PLant height is 15 inches and the first node is three inches with the first beans at 4.5 inches and 1.25 inches between the nodes. No diseases and insect pressure was minor. There were many three and four bean pods and a population 112,000. Still flowering at the top of the plants with an overall excellent rating.
Shelby County (Northeast)
Corn Summary: There was some N deficiency but stalk strength was good. There was some animal damage and some spotty weed control problems. There was some disease pressure and minimal insect pressure. Ear fill was the most consistent on the tour this far. The population was 35,500 and there was excellent kernel depth with 248 bushels for a yield estimate in this excellent field.
Soybean Summary: The field rating is good but there is variable height die to early season moisture. Canopy height in the low areas was 17 inches and 32 inches in the normal areas of the field. There were pods to the tops of the plants. There was some frogeye in the final stand count 150,000 plants. Good yield potential here.
Champaign County (Central)
Corn Summary: The corn was planted April 27 after corn. There was a stand of 32,500. It was a good stand with some N deficiency. There was moderate disease pressure. We did find some corn borer feeding but the leaves looked good in the good to excellent field. The average yield was 182 bushels.
Soybean Summary: These beans looked really healthy. They were already done blooming and had a consistent canopy height of 40 inches. It was two inches to the first node and 4.5 inches to the first pods. It was two inches between nodes. There was no disease pressure and light insect pressure with nicely filled pods. The population was around 142,000 with an excellent overall rating.
Clark County (Central)
Corn Summary: The plants are tall and healthy — no N deficiencies. Most of the cobs have brown silks but there are a few later developing plants out there. There is very little disease or insect pressure and most of the ears were filled very well, but there were some that did not fill to the end. It had a final population of 28,000 plants which really hurt the yield of this beautiful field of corn. The yield estimate is 160 bushels.
Soybean Summary: This was a great field of beans with 30-inch rows that were canopied. It had a final population of 147,000. The canopy height was 35 inches with pods all the way to the top in this consistent field. It was 2.5 inches to the first node and the first pods were 6.5 inches with 2.5 inches between nodes. There is some SDS in the lower canopy and some insect pressure. Flowering is complete in this excellent field.
Corn Summary: Corn was planted the first week of May — 110-day maturity. The plants were tall and green from top to bottom. There was no disease or insect pressure with really full ears with minimal tip back in the late dough stage. The population of 30,000 kept yields down some with an estimate of 190 bushels in this excellent field.
Soybean Summary: These were drilled beans in seven-inch rows. They were healthy but in need of some rain. The canopy height was 21 inches with three inches to the first node and 1.5 inches between nodes. They have heavy pod set all the way to the top of the plant at 189,000 population. Field has a good rating.
Preble County (North Central)
Corn Summary: There is still moisture in the ground here for this 113-day corn planted May 2. Still needs some moisture to finish. Disease pressure was light and no real insect pressure. Ear fill was good and the plant population was 34,000. There was no fungicide applied. We had pretty good kernel depth and a yield estimate of 234 bushels.
Soybean Summary: Soybeans were planted in 15-inch rows at a population of 162,000. They were 39 inches tall and good rooting and nodulation. Flowering was complete with many four-bean pods. There was some frogeye showing up. It has excellent yield potential.
Butler County (Western)
Corn Summary: There was not much N loss and corn was green all the way down. There was quite a bit of disease high in the corn plant — the most we have seen. Ear fill was pretty good. The population was 28,000. There were some skips in the no-till field. No insect pressure. The estimated yield is 162 bushels.
Soybean Summary: These are planted at 180,000 in 15-inch rows with a great stand inn the field. The frogeye was severe, probably to the point of impacting yield. The canopy height was 43 inches and even across most of the field. The first node was three inches and the first bean was six or seven inches with three inches between nodes. The beans were heavily podded with the top pods not yet filled very well. The final population was 123,000 and it was overall a good field.
Corn Summary: It was a good showy corn with some N loss and some disease pressure. There was no insect pressure, good ear fill and a 33,000 population. The field was excellent with a yield of 198 bushels.
Soybean Summary: The beans were tall and healthy, planted in seven-inch rows. They were 43 inches high with three inches to the first node, 4.5 to the first pod and 2.5 between the nodes. There was no disease pressure and slight insect feeding. They are podded all the way to the top, but top pods not yet filled, though there is still time. The final population is 189,000 with an excellent rating.
Corn Summary: There was some N loss and a few two-eared plants. There was some disease pressure and there was some insect pressure. Of the six ears we selected two had western bean cutworm in them. Ear fill was very good and we had 33,500 for the population. There was deep kernel depth and a yield of 223 bushels in the excellent field.
Soybean Summary: This was a good field, though the height was variable with low canopy height at 22 inches and normal areas of the field 32 inches tall. The stand was 130,000 and heavily podded with multiple four-bean pods per plant. There was no disease pressure, but we were starting to see some pressure from Japanese beetles and grasshoppers.