2014 Ohio Crop Tour

2014 1-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour summary

The weather was perfect for the 2014 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour as two teams crisscrossed the state hitting 42 of Ohio’s top corn and soybean counties doing corn yield checks and soybean crop assessments. The tour offered a huge amount of variability with corn everywhere from mid-pollination to late dent. We sampled a corn field and a soybean field in each county.

It should be noted that the yield estimates made on the tour indicate the potential of the field. In many cases the corn and soybeans are very late and still in need of time and moisture. An early frost and no more rain moving forward could significantly (and negatively)  impact yields in a large percentage of the fields surveyed.

On the I-71 leg of the tour, the Day 1 average was 195 bushels and the Day 2 average was 192 bushels. The average over both days was 193.5 bushels.… Continue reading

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2014 Ohio Crop Tour I-75, Day #2

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See results from Day #1 of the 2014 Ohio Crop Tour

The I-71 Route

The I-75 Route

Mercer County (West Central)

Corn Summary: The corn was in 20-inch rows with little disease or insect pressure. The tips of several ears were not filled out. Field looked pretty dry, but did not look too bad considering the lack of moisture. Population was around 32,000. It looked like there was some variability across the field with a fairly wide yield range and an estimate of 155 bushels per acre for an average.

Soybean Summary: The field looked pretty good, though clear signs of herbicide injury, likely Cobra or FlexStar. The canopy was 30 to 36 inches tall. There was not much obvious disease pressure but hard to tell with herbicide injury. There was some Japanese beetle feeding. There was a thick population with many three-bean pods. Field can still yield well despite the significant injury to the crop with very good yield potential.Continue reading

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2014 Ohio Crop Tour I-71, Day #2

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The I-71 Route Day 1 Results

The I-75 Route Day 1 Results

Delaware County (Central)

Corn Summary: We started Day #2 with one of the best fields of the tour so far. It helped that this field was planted in 20 inch rows and a population of 36,000. Could’ve used another shot of N to keep it going and we did see some Northern Corn Leaf Blight. All told we are estimating a yield of 250 bushels an acre in this tiled field.

Soybean Summary: This 15 inch row field looked great from the road, but the yield monitor may tell a different story this fall. The pods were filling out nicely but there weren’t that many of them to see. Prevalent Brown Spot was noted. The canopy was 22 inches high with the first node showing up at 5 inches high.… Continue reading

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2014 Ohio Crop Tour I-71, Day #1

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Medina County (South Central)

Corn Summary: Our first stop did not disappoint and we even had a chance to meet the farmer. This corn field looked good and was very clean. No disease pressure or insects to be seen. Pollination was a success as ear fill looked excellent. The farmer told us that the part we were in is better than the hillier parts of the field. Yield estimate for this field is 208 bushels to the acre.

Soybean Summary: Canopy height was anywhere from 35 to 40 inches and the pods were forming nicely, with great nodulation. No disease was noticed, but there was some beetle feeding in the upper canopy. We rate this field in the good the excellent category.

 

 Wayne County (Northwest)

Corn Summary: These fields were extremely wet after heavy rains on Tuesday and this morning.… Continue reading

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2014 Ohio Crop Tour I-75, Day #1

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Williams County (Southeastern)

Corn Summary: There appears to be extensive nitrogen deficiency in the field, likely from leaching. There are no weeds and next to no insect or disease pressure. There were some holes and gaps and skips from planter issues. The population was 31,000 to 35,000 with an average of 33,000. The field was in good condition but very clear nitrogen deficiencies that were consistent through much of the field. It seems like there are a number of issues with nitrogen deficiency in the area. yield estimate is 148 bushels per acre.

Soybean Summary: It was a nice clean field but plants are short (around 26 inches) with quite a few two-bean pods. There are signs of too much water early in the season. There are several holes in the stands. Few disease issues with minimal brown spot.Continue reading

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2014 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour overview

As harvest approaches, interest in how crops are performing in Ohio and around the country will be growing faster than the plants in the fields. To get a preview of what to expect, the Ohio Ag Net and Ohio’s Country Journal team will once again go on the 2014 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour presented by Agro-Culture Liquid 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 13 and 14. The teams start in the north in Williams and Medina Counties and meet at the end in Clinton County. Over the two days, each team will sample a representative corn and soybean field in 20 counties (for a total of 40 counties over the two days).

2014 Ohio Crop Tour map

The groups will be estimating yields and overall conditions for corn fields and the conditions and yield potential of soybean fields.… Continue reading

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