2023 Ohio Crop Tour: North leg

Hardin County

Hardin County Corn

Hardin County Corn

This was a very nice corn field with a population of 30,000 plants per acre. It is at the R1-R2 growth stage. It has an average of 16.8 rows per ear and an average of 35.2 kernels per row. It is estimated to yield 204 bushels per acre.

Hardin County Corn

Hardin County Soybeans

Hardin County Soybeans

This was probably the healthiest soybean field we scouted on the tour. It had a canopy height of 24 inches. The nodes were 1.8 inches apart and there were 2 pods per node and three beans per pod. There was good branching and no disease or insect feeding. The overall field is excellent and is estimated to yield 55-60 bushels per acre.

Hardin County Soybeans, short with nice branching.

Allen County

Allen County Corn Field

Allen County Corn

This corn field was planted on May 15th. It is a 104 day hybrid in the R3 milk stage. It had a population of 36,500 plants per acre. It has an average of 15 rows per ear and an average of 34 kernels per row. This field had a high plant population, but it does not seem to have a negative effect. It is estimated to yield 223 bushels per acre.

Allen County Soybeans

This field of soybeans was planted on May 20th and re-planted on June 5th. It is a 2.8 maturity bean.  It had a canopy height of 30 inches. The nodes were 1.75 inches apart and there were 2 pods per node and three beans per pod. There was no disease and very little insect feeding. The overall field is good and is estimated to yield 50-55 bushels per acre.

Allen County soybeans planted on May 20th at bottom and re-planted June 5th on top.

Putnam County

Putnam County Corn

This corn field was planted on May 19th. It is in the R1-R2 growth stage between silking and blister stage. It had cover crops inter-seeded. It had a population of 31,500 plants per acre. It has an average of 14.4 rows per ear and an average of 35 kernels per row. This field is estimated to yield 184 bushels per acre.

Putnam County Soybeans

This field of soybeans was planted on April 20th. It is a 3.4 maturity bean.  It was planted variable rate in a range of 120,00 – 200,000 seeds per acre. It had a canopy height of 34 inches. The nodes were 2.5 inches apart and there were 2-3 pods per node and three beans per pod. There was no disease and very little insect feeding. There was weed pressure from waterhemp. The overall field is excellent and is estimated to yield 60+ bushels per acre.

Henry County

Henry County Corn

This corn field was planted on May 17th. It is used for silage corn. It is in the R1-R2 growth stage between silking and blister stage. It had a population of 32,500 plants per acre. It had a little tip back. There is an average of 15.5 rows per ear and an average of 32 kernels per row. This field is estimated to yield 189 bushels per acre.

Henry County Soybeans

This field of soybeans was planted on May 15th. It is a 3.1 maturity bean.  It had a canopy height of 38 inches. The nodes were 3 inches apart and there were 2-3 pods per node and three beans per pod. There was no disease and very little insect feeding. The overall field is excellent and is estimated to yield 50-60 bushels per acre.

Wood County

Wood County Corn

Wood County tall silage corn

This corn field was planted on May 12th. It is a 112 day hybrid used for silage corn. It had a population of 35,000 plants per acre. It is in the blister to milk stage. It had a little tip back. There were 17 rows per ear and an average of 36.5 Kernels per row. This field is estimated to yield 237 bushels per acre.

Wood County Soybeans

44 inch tall Wood County Soybeans

This field of soybeans was planted on April 12. It is a 2.1 maturity bean.  It had a canopy height of 44 inches. The nodes were 2.6 inches apart and there were 3-4 pods per node and three beans per pod. There was no disease and very little insect feeding. The overall field is excellent and is estimated to yield 65 bushels per acre.

Hancock County

Hancock County Corn

Hancock County Corn

This corn field was planted on May 11th. There were 16 rows per ear and 36 Kernels per row. There was about 1” of tip back. There was less than 1% of gray leaf spot which has been pretty consistent across all fields. This field is estimated to yield 216 bushels per acre.

Hancock County Soybeans

Hancock County Soybeans

This field of soybeans was planted on May 14th. It is a 2.8 maturity bean.  It had a canopy height of 32 inches. The nodes were 2.3 inches apart and there were 2-3 pods per node and three beans per pod. There was no disease and very little insect feeding. It did have a fungicide and insecticide application. The overall field is excellent and is estimated to yield 60-65 bushels per acre.

Wyandot County

Wyandot County Corn

Wyandot County Corn

This corn field was planted on May 16th. It is a 105 day corn. There was some potassium deficiency noticed lower in the canopy. Overall it was a clean field. There was a little tip back in the ears, but less than 1 inch. There was an average of 14.4 rows per ear and 39 kernels per row. The final yield estimate is 207 bushels per acre.

Wyandot County Corn Ears 14 rows around

Wyandot County Soybeans

Intern Jake added his insights to this Wyandot County Soybean Field Team

This field of soybeans was planted on April 15th. It is a 2.9 maturity bean.  It had a canopy height of 32 inches. The nodes were two inches apart and there were 3 pods per node and three beans per pod. Japanese Beetle Feeding was observed. There was no fungicide or insecticide applied. The overall field is excellent and is estimated to yield 60 bushels per acre.

Japanese Beetle feeding was observed, but not at an economic threshold.

Crawford County

Crawford County Corn

This corn field was a variety plot and planted on May 18th. It had 12-16 rows around with 34 kernels per row. There was some Nitrogen and Potassium deficiency that was showing up in the lower canopy. The yield estimate is 209 bushels per acre.

Crawford Corn Ears
This shows potassium deficiency on the edge of the leaf, and nitrogen deficiency as a V shape starting on the midrib and working out.

Crawford County Soybeans

These Crawford County soybeans are 43″ tall and heavily podded.

This field of soybeans was planted in May. It was an excellent field of beans with 3-5 pods per node and nodes spaced 2.5” apart. There were mainly three beans per pod. The canopy height was 43 inches. It was a very clean field of soybeans with a little brown spot near the bottom of the plant, and very little insect feeding. These beans have the potential to hit 70 bushels per acre.

Multiple 4-5 pod soybean nodes in Crawford County

Union County

Union County Corn

The Union County corn has excellent potential. It was not as far along as some others today. The ears averaged 16.6 rows and 36 kernels per row. There was some gray leaf spot and a little nitrogen deficiency showing up. The final yield estimate is 234 bushels per acre. The next month will make a big difference in the final results.

Union County Soybeans

The Union County Soybeans had a 24” canopy height. The nodes were spaced 1.6” apart. There were 2-3 pods per node and 2-3 beans per pod. There was moderate insect feeding and little to no disease. Overall, the field had a good rating with a yield estimate of 50-60 bushels per acre.

These were some of the shorter beans observed today.

Delaware County

Delaware County Corn

The Delaware County corn was planted on April 20th. It is an excellent looking and very tall corn field. There was very little disease or insect pressure. There was 1% or less eye spot and a little hail damage in the upper canopy. On 33 ears there were 15 rows per ear and 37 kernels per row. The field has had two fungicide and insecticide applications. The yield estimate is 221.2 bushels per acre.

Delaware County Soybeans

The Delaware County Soybeans were twin row beans. They were planted on April 20th. They are a 2.9 maturity bean. The canopy height was 39 inches. There were 15 nodes per plant spaced 2.2” apart. There were mostly 3 bean pods. And 3-5 pods per node. There was insect feeding apparent and the field had been sprayed with fungicide and insecticide. Yield estimate is 60+ bushels per acre.

Marion County

Marion County Corn

The Marion County corn was planted on May 11th. It is a 114 day maturity corn. It is very tall corn with high ear placement at 7-8 leaves. There was some nitrogen deficiency observed. There was a little gray leaf spot. There was very little insect pressure. The yield estimate is 218 bushels per acre. An Excellent field!

Marion County Soybeans

The Marion County Soybeans were a 2.8 maturity bean planted on April 14th. This field of soybeans were rated as excellent! The canopy height was 45 inches. There were 15 nodes per plant, and 2.3 inches between each node. Most nodes had 3-4 pods per node, and some had 5. The pods had 3 beans per pod. Light disease (powdery mildew) and insect pressure was observed. The yield estimate is 60+ bushels per acre.

Tall beans with some 5 pod nodes!

Morrow County

This corn was planted on April 15. The field was excellent. There were no insects observed and the corn was very clean with less than 1% gray leaf spot seen. The ear fill had a little bit of tip back, showing the seeding rate of 33,500 was probably about right. The yield estimate was 201.5 bushels per acre.  

Morrow County Soybeans

The Morrow County Soybeans were planted on May 17. The soybeans were a pleasant surprise when the team walked into the field. The canopy height was 34-37 inches tall. The nodes were 2.6” apart. No real insect or disease pressure was observed. There were 1-2 pods per node and 2-3 beans per pods. The overall rating was good with a yield estimate of 50-60 bushels per acre.

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