Highland County

2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day #2

 

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Clinton County

Corn Summary: This corn was at a 162 yield with a stand of 32,500. It was healthy with a good green color and minimal disease.

Soybean Summary: The canopy was at 44 inches with no insects or disease and excellent yield potential, mostly three-bean pods.

Clinton Co. corn
Clinton Co. corn
Clinton Co. corn
Clinton Co. corn
Clinton Co. beans
Clinton Co. beans
Clinton Co. beans
Clinton Co. beans

 

Highland County

Corn Summary: You can tell this area caught some of the rain in a county that didn’t get much this year. This field was planted on April 25th and by the looks of the ears, the pop of 32,000 was just about right. Low disease and insect pressure, but birds were eating nicely here. Our calculation for this field is 172.

Soybean Summary: These beans were planted on May 23rd and look pretty good. A little bit of a lighter population but the stalks were heavily podded. Canopy height was 40 inches and the first node was found 3 inches up. We rate this field closer to Excellent than Good.

Highland County
Highland County
Highland County
Highland County
Highland County
Highland County
Highland County
Highland County

Fayette County

Corn Summary: We saw very little disease and insect pressure here but the dry and heat may have something to do with it, as the ears show us. Long story short, this corn is done and we expect the yield monitor at harvest to read 145. As a side note, we saw someone chopping along St. Rt. 22 (Video below).

Soybean Summary: We made some comments yesterday about marestail getting away from some farmers this year in the soybeans and this field is a prime example. We saw some Frogeye in this poorly populated field. Canopy height was 33 inches and the first node was 2 inches high. Our rating for this field is Good.

Fayette County
Fayette County
Fayette County
Fayette County

Fayette County
Fayette County
Fayette County
Fayette County

Ross County

Corn Summary: We were told that this part of the state was pretty dry and missed some key rain events the past two months. The lack of moisture wasn’t showing as far as the health of the stalk, but it sure did with the ears. Tip back was very evident here and the one thing that helped this number was the girth of the ears. Our yield estimate for this field is 157.

Soybean Summary: We have seen saw tall soybeans today, but these were about as tall as we are, reaching 54 inches. They are thick and viney and if they keep adding growth on the top they may have a hard time staying up. We had to move 5 inches up the plant to get to the first node. Usually tall beans don’t mean much for yield, but these plants had 40 to 50 pods on them. Our rating for this field is Excellent.

Ross County
Ross County
Ross County
Ross County
Ross County
Ross County
Ross County
Ross County

Fairfield County

Corn Summary: There is just a little tip back in this field but it looks like this farmer got the population just about right. The field looks great and stalks are strong. Low disease and pest pressure. Weed control was an issue here and our estimate is lower than we expected as we walked through the field. Our number came in at 169.

Soybeans Summary: These beans were tall, tall, tall and the stalks were thick! Canopy reached 48 inches and the height of the first node is 3 inches. The pop was high here and pods added up to average 40 per plant. We rate this field as Excellent.

Fairfield County
Fairfield County
Fairfield County
Fairfield County
Fairfield County
Fairfield County
Fairfield County
Fairfield County

Pickaway County

Corn Summary: This is the tallest corn we have been in yet and the ear set was head high. There was a little GLS above the ear and the recent heat has caused some tip-back. Planting date here April 24th. Yield estimate here is a solid 177.

Soybean Summary: This is, by far, the cleanest field of soybeans we have seen from a weed standpoint. There is a lot of bean leaf beetles feeding heavily on this piece. Pod filling is about half done and there were up to 54 pods per plant. Canopy height was 38 inches and first node height was 2 inches high. We rate this field, planted May 26th, from Good to Excellent.

Pickaway County
Pickaway County
Pickaway County
Pickaway County
Pickaway County
Pickaway County
Pickaway County
Pickaway County

Madison County

Corn Summary: Seeing another first at our stop at the Farm Science Review fields. Bird damage is very bad here and could cause up to 40 to 50 bushels per acre (See video below). This 100 day corn was planted on April 21st at around a 35,000 pop with an ExactEmerge planter. Ears are in full dent and pressure are minimal. Our yield calc is 155 bushels an acre.

Soybean Summary: This field was planted on April 26th and are a 3.5 maturity. Pop varies from 110,000 to 130,000. ExactEmerge was also use to plant this field and emergence was excellent. The pod set was just as solid, making this one of our best soybean stops of the week. Canopy height was 38 inches and the first node was 3 inches high. We did notice heavy feeding by numerous types of beetles and grasshoppers. We rate this field as Excellent.

                                   

Madison County
Madison County
Madison County
Madison County
Madison County
Madison County
Madison County
Madison County

Clark County

Corn Summary: This field was planted on April 17th and it is just starting into black layer. A majority of the ears are flipped down and the ears were fully filled and started to tip-back. We were told this was gravely ground and it was drier than normal here. Stalk quality is an issue and this farmer will need to get in here pretty soon. Our yield number is 127 with a pop of 33,000.

Summary Soybean: Beans are looking good and were as far along as we’ve seen so far this week, but some marestail has gotten away here. The average pods count was 33. Canopy height was 32 inches and 2 inches high for the first node. Some leaf feeding and disease pressure. We rate this field as Good.

Clark County
Clark County
Clark County
Clark County
Clark County
Clark County
Clark County
Clark County

Champaign County

Corn Summary: One of our scouts found 3 great samples and one found 3 not so great. The only difference is a waterway separating this field. The difference more than likely is a hybrid difference and one certainly looks like it handled drought better than the other (see video below). Our yield estimate was 158 but we also accounted for what this fields true potential could have been and that number was 197.

Soybean Summary: Found some more Frogeye and our first case of Downey, but very little. These soybeans were outstanding and some blooms were still coming on. Canopy was 36 inches high and we had to go 5 inches up to find the first node. We rate this field as Excellent.

                                    

Champaign County
Champaign County
Champaign County
Champaign County
Champaign County
Champaign County
Champaign County
Champaign County

Union County

Corn Summary: This farmer told us that he had been dry but you really can’t realize just how dry until your get 50 rows deep. By the looks of things, emergence was great and the stalk is healthy with a population of 32.500 planted April 25th. Once we peeled the husk back, it took a while until we saw any kernels. This field ties an I-71 leg low of 100 bushels to the acre.

Soybean Summary: The beans we planted May 19th and have handle the drought much better than the corn has. There was some Frogeye in this field but otherwise it was clean. The canopy height was about 30 inches and the first node was set at 2 inches high. Found a few 4 bean pods here too. We rate this field as Good.

Union County
Union County
Union County
Union County
Union County
Union County
Union County
Union County

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