2023 Ohio Crop Tour: South leg

2023 Ohio Crop Tour: South leg

Fayette County

Corn: The population was 36,000 with 16 rows at 35 long for the ears. It was some of the furthest along corn we have seen on the tour. It was planted April 27. There was a little GLS and a yield of 237 bushels. 

Fayette Co. corn
Fayette Co. corn

Soybeans: It was generally healthy but was the first field where we found some leaves with SDS. It was a 3.8 maturity bean with 34-inch canopy height. There was some insect pressure but a good pod count in these 50+ bushel beans. 

Fayette Co. beans
SDS in Fayette Co. beans

Greene County

Corn: The field was in milk stage R3 with no disease or insect issues. Good pollination and a healthy crop with a yield of 238 bushels. Population was 41,000 on 20-inch rows. 

Greene Co. corn
Greene Co. corn

Soybeans: The canopy was very tall at 48 inches with 2- to 2.5-inch nodes. There was a little frogeye. There were several four-bean pods in this heavily podded field. There were three 4-bean pods in one cluster. It was a beautiful field of beans with 80+ bushel potential. 

Greene Co. beans
Greene Co. beans

Montgomery County

Corn: The population was 31,000 and averaged 15 rows with 35 kernels. There was a little GLS and some minimal hail damage. Ears were filled to the tips with a yield of 191 bushels.  

Montgomery Co. corn
Montgomery Co. corn

Soybeans: The plants were healthy with an even 31-inch canopy. The distance between nodes was 1- to 3-inches. There was no disease pressure but there were not many pods here for a 40 to 50-bushel yield potential. 

Montgomery Co. beans
Montgomery Co. beans

Preble County

Corn: This corn had good color, average height with some GLS. No insects. It was in the blister stage. The yield came in at 209 bushels. There was significant hail damage in the area but not on this field. 

Preble Co. corn
Preble Co. corn

Soybeans: These were Plensih beans with a canopy height between 38 and 44 inches. The taller beans had 3-inch nodes and 2 inches on the shorter canopy. There were mostly 3 but several 4 bean pods. No disease or insects. These look like 55- to 60-bushel beans.

Preble Co. beans
This field of Preble County beans suffered severe hail damage in Mid-July. They will hopefully recover enough to be harvestable.

Darke County

Corn: The population was at 35,000 and ears with 16 rows and 36 long. The yield was around 234 bushels. There was no disease or insect issues. A few ears still need to finish pollination but ears are filled to the tip. 

Darke Co. corn
Darke Co. corn

Soybeans: Good color with height of 32 inches with 2.5 to 3 inches between nodes. There is a little downy mildew, no insect pressure. There are 2- to 3-pod clusters and 3-bean pods. They have a yield potential of around 50 bushels.

Darke Co. soybeans
Darke Co. soybeans

Shelby County

Corn: The yield was 215 bushels. The field was in good condition and planted April 19. This was in the dough stage and one of the more advanced fields we’ve seen. It was a pop of 33,000. There was a little GLS. 

Shelby Co. corn
Shelby Co.

Soybeans: This was a 42-inch canopy in the tallest beans we have seen. There were close nodes at 1.5 inches and several 4-bean pods, the most we have seen. We did find the first signs of frogeye on the trip, but at very low levels. There was some insect feeding on the edge from Japanese beetle, brown stink bug and bean leaf beetles. These were 60+ bushel beans. 

Shelby Co. soybeans
Shelby Co. soybeans

Miami County

Corn: There was a 35,000 population with ears 18X35. This corn needs more time but has big potential at 245 bushels. There was a little GLS but not much. It was planted in early May. There was very high ear placement. 

Miami Co. corn
Miami Co. corn

Soybeans: The canopy was at 38 inches with good podding in this 3.9 bean. There was some bean leaf beetle feeding and no disease. These should be 60+ bushel beans.

Miami Co. beans

Clark County

Corn: This corn was planted mid-May. It was just pollinating at blister stage. There was some GLS. The yield was at 165 bushels. 

Clark Co. corn
Clark Co. corn

Soybeans: There was variable height of the canopy with a 7- to 8-inch heigh difference in this field due to dry weather and dicamba damage. There was low to no disease pressure with a few Japanese beetles. The plants, especially the shorter ones, were very heavily podded with very tight nodes. This is a 60+ bushel field.  

Clark Co. beans
Clark Co. beans

Champaign County

Corn: The population was at 33,500 with 16 rows around and 34 long with a yield right at 210 bushels. There was low disease and insect pressure with ears filled clear to the tip. It was mostly at brown silk. It was average to medium height.

Champaign Co. corn
Champaign Co. corn

Soybeans: The beans were at 39 inches tall and a nice green color. Nodes were 1.75 to 2.5 inches with mostly 3-bean pods. This is a nice field with 60-bushel potential. There was low insect and disease pressure.  

Champaign Co. beans

Madison County

Corn: The yield was 195 in this short season, short stature corn. There were no disease or insect issues. There were some minor pollination issues. The population was 31,000. 

Madison Co. corn
Madison Co. corn

Soybean: The canopy was at 34 inches with 1.5-inch node spacing. It was mostly 3-bean with a few 4-bean pods. They were early maturity with no disease or insect issues. This is a nice field of beans with 60+ yield potential. 

Madison Co. beans
Madison Co. beans

Licking County

Corn: We found 201 bushels in this field with good growth, soil moisture and pollination. This field was pretty clean and in the R2 or R3 growth stage. Very little insect and disease. There was some N deficiency. 

Licking Co. corn
Licking Co. corn

Soybeans: This was a really healthy field with no disease and we found just one Japanese beetle. Several 3-bean pods with short nodes. The field was still flowering. There is 60+ bushel yield potential here with adequate moisture. 

Licking Co. beans
Licking Co. beans

Fairfield County

Corn: This corn looked to be 170 bushels. It had some hail damage and some insect feeding. It was well pollinated. There was some GLS showing up. The population was at 26,000. It was medium height.

Fairfield Co. corn
Fairfield Co. corn

Soybeans: This was a 3.7 bean with a canopy height of 29 inches. Nodes were 1.5 to 2 inches apart in these well branched beans. We found some downy mildew and some minor bean leaf beetle injury with 2-3 beans per pod. The yield looks to be around 45 bushels.

Fairfield Co. soybeans
Fairfield Co. beans

Franklin County

Corn: Good height, with some GLS in the lower leaves. There was no insect pressure. Pollination was good but not yet complete in the R2 stage. This corn has a ways to go with a yield estimate of 175 bushels and a population of 30,000.

Franklin Co. Corn
Franklin Co. corn

Soybeans: This field looked good with a canopy height of 34 inches and nodes at 2 to 2.5 inches. There was no disease or insect pressure with mostly 3-bean pods. The beans were at R2 with a 50-60 bushel yield potential. There were some possible spray related issues on a few leaves. 

Franklin Co. beans
Franklin Co beans

Pickaway County

Corn: The population was 34,000 with 16X36 ears on average filled out to the tip. There was a fair amount of GLS, but it had been sprayed. It was a really nice field. The yield was 230 bushels.

Pickaway Co. corn
Pickaway Co. corn

Soybeans: This was an excellent field with good soil moisture and a 31-inch canopy. The node distance was 1 to 1.5 inches with extensive branching and 2-3 beans per pod at R3 with 60-bushel potential. 

Pickaway Co. beans

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