2016 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour

To get a preview of what to expect this harvest season, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal team will once again go on the I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers. On the tour, two teams of farmers, agronomists and OCJ/OAN staff will be crisscrossing I-75 and I-71 reporting crop conditions and yield estimates on August 17 and 18. The teams start in the north and meet at the end in Clinton County. Over the two days, each team will sample a representative corn and soybean field in more than 20 counties (for a total of more than 40 counties over the two days).

2016 Ohio Crop Tour map

The groups will be estimating yields and overall conditions for corn fields and the conditions and yield potential of soybean fields. We will be updating the results on the go online at ocj.com, so check back regularly on our progress. Coverage will also include photos, videos and radio broadcasts of tour highlights. The results will be posted in the September issue of Ohio’s Country Journal as well.


I-75 Team Includes:

Sam Custer, OSU Extension

Ben Bowsher, Allen County farmer

Mike Lutmer, Warren County farmer

Paul Ralston, Hardin County farmer

Matt Reese, Ohio’s Country Journal


I-71 Team Includes:

Jim Miller, Fairfield County farmer

Bill Black, Pickaway County farmer

Bart Johnson, Ohio’s Country Journal, Delaware County farmer

Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net

Jevon Rockwell, Erie County farmer

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