2018 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour kicks off

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 AgroLiquid 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 15 and 16. 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).

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:

Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomist

Dan Uetrecht, Warren County farmer

Zach Profit, Van Wert County farmer

Bill McDonald, Seed Consultants, Inc. agronomist

Matt Reese, Ohio’s Country Journal


I-71 Team Includes:

Glenn Harsh, Delaware County farmer

Austin Heil, Hardin County farmer

Brett Barton, Holmes County farmer

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

Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net

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