2022 Ohio Crop Tour (North)

Delaware County

The 10th stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour, Sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, A project of the Ohio Soybean Council and Soybean Checkoff was in Delaware County.

Corn

This was a great high population stand of corn at 34,000 plants per acre. The stand was uniform, but there was variability in the ear size.

There was little to no insect or disease pressure.

It had an estimated yield of 207 bushels per acre.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a 3.1 bean. They were planted on May 25th in 15 inch rows.

There was some inconsistency in height and holes in some spots as well as pale in color due to excess water.

The canopy was 36″ with moderately spaced nodes.

There were mild symptoms of septoria and 5% defoliation from bean leaf beetle.

The beans were at R4 with a population of 126,000.

The average pod count was 34 with 2 -3 beans per pod and 16 nodes per plant.

It had an estimated yield range of 40-50 bushels per acre due to the inconsistencies in stand.

Logan County

The 9th stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader was in Logan County.

Corn

The field population was 30,000 per acre. There was a little bit of tip back. There was also some leaf miner observed. Overall the field was very clean.

The yield estimate was 190 bushels per acre

Soybeans

The soybeans were the tallest observed at 50″ but uneven in height. The color was uniform.

There were 15 nodes per plant very stretched out and 19 pods with more to come and an average of 3 beans per pod. The plant stand was 122,000 plants per acre. It was at the R3 growth stage.

It had the least amount of insect damage we have seen on the tour.

Yield estimate of 50-60 bushel per acre

Van Wert

The 8th stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff was in Van Wert County.

Corn

This was the first field of corn on corn we evaluated.

It had a stand count of 30,000 plants per acre. It was a good stand, but had gooseneck wind damage.

The ear set and fill was better than most we observed. It was the first field we observed with dent kernels.

There was some Northern Leaf Blight noted. It had not been sprayed with a fungicide.

The corn had an estimated yield of 196 bushels per acre.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were in 15 inch rows. The stand count was 94,000 plants per acre.

The average pod county was 66 with mostly 3 but a few 4 beans per pod. Nodes were packed at the bottom and then elongated up the stem. There were 17 nodes per stem. The beans were at the early R5. growth stage.

The beans were tall with a canopy height of 45″.

As in other fields scouted, there was some septoria in the lower canopy and some bean leaf beetle feeding noted.

It had an estimated yield of a strong 60+ bushels per acre.

Paulding

The 7th stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff was in Paulding County.

Irrigated Corn

The irrigated corn we evaluated was planted the third week of May. It is a 113 day maturity.

The irrigated corn was superior to any other corn we evaluated. There was virtually no tip back in the field. The irrigation helped reduce the dry stress in June. The corn had excellent kernel depth.

The corn had a fungicide application two days prior to our evaluation.

The yield estimate was 261 bushels per acre.

Irrigated Corn Kernel Depth
Irrigated Corn in Paulding County

Non-Irrigated Corn

The corn we evaluated was 112 day maturity planted in early May.

The corn had a fungicide application 2 days ago. It was a clean corn field and it had good kernel fill.

The populations was 33,000.

The corn had a very uniform stand.

It had an estimated yield of 216 bushels per acre.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a 3.4 bean., They were planted on May 31 in 7.5 inch rows. The population was 160,000.

The soybeans were at the R4 growth stage. The average pod county was 7 with many more to come. They had 3 beans per pod.

The canopy height was 20-24″, so they were short beans.

Like most fields seen, there was a little septoria and a little bean leaf beetle feeding.

It had an estimated yield range of 40-50 bushels per acre.

Defiance County

Corn

The 6th stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff was in Defiance County.

The corn we evaluated was 111 day maturity. The stand was very uniform with uniform plant height and emergence. The ear fill was highly variable plant to plant.

It had an estimated yield of 156 bushels per acre.
The corn field was short but clean.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a 3.2 bean.

They were planted in 15 inch rows.

The canopy height was 34″. It was a uniform height field.

There was a consistent stand with both height and color. The lower nodes were stacked, but then spaced out as it moved up the plant.

There was evidence of septoria on the lower leaves and some manganese deficiency detected.

There was bean leaf beetle feeding, but no more than 5% defoliation.

It is at the R5 growth stage with 145,000 plant population

The average was 14 nodes, 39 pods, and mostly 3 bean pods.

The yield estimate range was 45-55 bushels per acre.

Soybeans at R4 with Manganese Deficiency

Henry County

The 5th stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff was in Henry County.

The corn we evaluated was 108 day maturity planted on May 10th. The stand was a population of 29,000.

There was a little grey leaf spot observed. Some of the bottom leaves have started to fire.

There was some tip back of 1-2 inches.

It had an estimated yield of 158 bushels per acre.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a 3.0 bean. They were planted on May 10th in 15 inch rows.

The beans had a consistent height and dark green color.

They were at the R5 growth stage at 132,000 population.

The average pod county was with 59 beans per pod with 3 beans per pod. The beans were tall with 17 nodes per plant, uniformly spaced.

It had an estimated yield range of 60+ bushels per acre.

Some septoria was observed on the lower leaves. There was also some bean leaf beetle feeding. Probably the heaviest to this point, but not excessive.

Putnam

Corn

The fourth stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff was in Putnam County.

The corn we evaluated was planted on May 23rd. It was planted into a rye/rape/radish/sun hemp cover crop mix and strip-till.

The population observed was 31,000. Overall it was a clean field. It was sprayed with a fungicide and insecticide. The ear depth and number around is similar to what was observed in other areas, but the ear length is helping the yield estimate.

It had an estimated yield of 225 bushels per acre.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a 3.6 group bean. They were planted on June 1st in 15 inch rows.

The population was 146,000 plants per acre. It was at the R3 growth stage and 13 nodes per plant. The nodes were moderately spaced. The pods that were developed, were 2-3 beans per pod. There are a lot of flowers still and potential. The height was inconsistent, but the color was consistent.

The estimated yield is 50-60 bushels per acre.

Hancock County

The third stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff was in Hancock County.

Corn

The corn we evaluated was 107 day maturity planted on June 6th. It was a later planted field and had a fungicide application and was very clean.

It had an estimated yield of 229 bushels per acre.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a group 3.2 bean., They were planted on May 28th in 15 inch rows.

The field was at R4. The stand was thin, with a population of 92,000. There were 15 nodes per plant and 48 pods per plant with 2-3 beans per pod.

A relatively clean field with minor bean leaf beetle feeding and a little septoria.

The majority of the field was uniform height with some water damage areas.

There was tremendous branching in the plants.

The yield estimate is 45-55 bushels per acre.

Wyandot County

Corn

The second stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour, sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff was in Wyandot County.

The corn we evaluated was 110 day maturity planted on May 12th.

The population was 34,000 with a nearly perfect stand. A very clean field overall.

It had an estimated yield of 210.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a group 3.1 bean., They were planted on May 15th in 15 inch rows. The beans were at R4 with a population of 110 plants per acre. The average pod count was 26 with 3 beans per pod. It had a lot of branching. It had an estimated yield range of 56-60 bushels per acre.

The beans were sprayed with a fungicide. There was a little septoria present. some bean leaf beetle feeding. Overall a clean field.

Marion County

Corn

The first stop of the North Leg of the Ohio Crop Tour for day number two, sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff was in Marion County.

The corn we evaluated was 107 day maturity planted on May 17th. It had an estimated yield of 170 bushels per acre.

There was a lot of irregular development and variable growth stages in the field. There were a few pollination issues with kernel set. It was sprayed with fungicide and is very clean. Virtually no insect pressure. It was a very clean field overall.

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were planted on May 10th in 20 inch rows. The average pod count was 60 with 2-3 beans per pod. It had an estimated yield range of 60+

The beans are tall and some had 17 nodes that were spaced out. The field was relatively clean with a little bean leaf beetle feeding.

Crawford County

The 4th stop of the North Leg for day 1 on the Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, was in Crawford County.

The corn had variable uniformity with a stand with a count of 33,000 plants per acre. The leaves showed a fair amount of European Corn Bore feeding. There were some zip ears noticed. There was a little grey leaf spot noted. Overall it was pretty clean. The corn was short in stature.

Uniformity Variability

Soybeans

The soybeans were planted in 15 inch rows. The average pod county was 24 per plant, but at just the R3 growth stage, there was still tremendous potential for more. It had an estimated yield range of 60+ bushels per acre given the potential and R3 growth stage and sufficient moisture in the soil.

The soybeans were consistently green and some height variability with good branching.

Nodes were tight on the stem with 12 nodes per plant on average.

The population was 130,000.

There were 28 pods per plant with many more to come.

There was some septoria noted and minor bean leaf beetle feeding (less than 5% defoliation).

Tremendous Soybean Potential in Crawford County

Richland County

Corn

The third stop of the North Leg of the OHIO Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader was in Richland County.

The corn we evaluated was 109 day maturity planted on May 21st at 32,000 population.

It was a tall stand and very consistent. Some minor N deficiency was detected.

It had some grey leaf spot from the bottom of the plant to just past the ear leaf. There was no insect pressure.

The corn is at R3 (milk stage). Decent ear fill with small kernels at the tip. If there is any addition stress it could show tip back.

It had an estimated yield of 170.

Tall corn. Sam is 5’2″

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a group 3.5 bean. They were planted on June 11th in 7.5 inch rows. The planting population was 200,000. The beans were at R2.

The general conditions were a consistent even green, but uneven height.

Average canopy height of 24″. Stacked nodes. There was minor Japanese beetle and bean leaf beetle Yield Guestimate is 35-45 bushels per acre. If it is a late fall with good rains, it has greater potential.

R2 Soybeans

Knox County

Corn

The second stop of the North Leg of the OHIO Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, was in Knox County.

The corn we evaluated was 104 day maturity planted on May 13th. It was planted into a 14 multi-species cover crop mix.

It had an average stand of 31,000. It had a 1-2″ tip back on several of the ears.

Some grey leaf spot was detected

It had an estimated yield of 190 bushels per acre.

Corn Tip Back

Soybeans

The soybeans we evaluated were a group 2.5 bean. They were planted on April 28th in 15 inch rows. The population was 106,000. The field was at R5 with an average of 16 nodes per plant and the average pod count was 34 with 3 beans per pod. It had an estimated yield of 60+

Some sudden death syndrome was detected in the field.

Morrow County

The Ohio Crop Tour sponsored by Ohio Field Leader, a project of the Ohio Soybean Council and soybean checkoff found it’s first stop in Morrow County.

Corn

The corn we evaluated had 20″ rows. The stand was inconsistent. Plant population was 29,000-30,000.

There was both grey leaf spot and northern leaf blight found.

The ear fill was fair. There were some pollination issues found.

It had an estimated yield of 195 bushels per acre.

Soybean:

The soybeans we evaluated were a 3.4 bean. They were planted on May 19th in 10 inch rows. They were at the R5 growth stage. The average stand was 100,000. The pod count average was 40 with 15 nodes and 2-3 with few 4 bean pods. It had an estimated yield range of 50-60 bushels per acre with some thin spots, and some very good.

Some septoria brown spot was noticed, and a few bean leaf beetles and green clover worms were detected feeding on the leaves. There was some defoliation recorded, but not significant.

Morrow County Soybeans 4 bean pod
Green Clover Worm

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