Ohio Crop Tour

2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Day #2

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Greene County

Corn Summary: This was 190 bushel corn with a good stand around 32,000. There was no real stress in the field. Really nice field that still may have some upside potential.

Soybean Summary: The plants were podded well. We saw some aphids feeding. Canopy height at 40 inches with evidence of some dry weather as some pods were aborted. There is still some good yield potential with some rain.

Montgomery County

Corn Summary: The yield was 198 bushels in this impressive field. There was a population of 30,000 in this later planted field. This was a clean field and looked really good. No denitrification — solid green top to bottom.

Soybean Summary: The canopy was at 40 inches in 15-inch rows and podded low at a first node three inches off the ground and heavily podded on up.… Continue reading

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2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day #2

 

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Clinton County

Corn Summary: This corn was at a 162 yield with a stand of 32,500. It was healthy with a good green color and minimal disease.

Soybean Summary: The canopy was at 44 inches with no insects or disease and excellent yield potential, mostly three-bean pods.

 

Highland County

Corn Summary: You can tell this area caught some of the rain in a county that didn’t get much this year. This field was planted on April 25th and by the looks of the ears, the pop of 32,000 was just about right. Low disease and insect pressure, but birds were eating nicely here. Our calculation for this field is 172.

Soybean Summary: These beans were planted on May 23rd and look pretty good.… Continue reading

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2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Day #1

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Putnam County

Corn Summary: The field had very small diameter stalks and could have problems in the wind. Yield looks like 100 bushels per acre. There was tip-back, aborted ears, smut, GLS and signs of very dry conditions.

Soybean Summary: The beans were 32 inches tall and the plants had aborted a few pods. The plants still had many pods and there is average yield potential if they can keep getting more rain. There was a little Septoria.

 

Van Wert County

Corn Summary: This stand was thin at a 25,000 population and a 110-yield average. There was some limited GLS and it didn’t look bad for as little rain as it had gotten. It was planted April 27 right before a big rain and extended cold weather, which really hurt the stand.

Soybean Summary: The canopy was at 33 inches and the first node was at four inches.… Continue reading

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2016 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day #1

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Marion County

Corn Summary: As we wrap up Day #1 we continue to see some better corn and substantial moisture. This 20 inch field was planted April 25th and there is very little disease and some pest pressure (see picture below). Ear fill was solid and so was the yield guess at 171.

Soybean Summary: Even though this field was just across the lane it was planted a full 31 days later than the corn. They have turned out to be a nice even, healthy stand with some blooms yet to go. Canopy height was 38 inches and first node showed up 4 inches high. We rate this field as Good with a great chance of turning to Excellent.

Wyandot County

Corn Summary: This was by far the muddiest field we’ve been into today. Still some standing water in some parts. Still a good amount of N in these stalks.… Continue reading

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2016 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour

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 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 17 and 18. 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).

2016 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. 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.… Continue reading

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Crop tour assessment methods

On the 2015 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour we will be doing yield checks in corn fields and stand assessments for soybeans.

For corn we look at the general condition, disease pressure, insect pressure, ear fill, and give the field an overall rating. We use the following formula for estimating the yield.

Yield Estimate: Take two population counts up one row and down the other and pull ears 3, 5 and 9 of the second row.

EARS per 1/1000 of an acre (17’5” for 30” rows) ______x # of rows______

X # of kernels per row __________ divided by   90 shallow kernel depth

85 average kernel depth

80 excellent kernel depth=_____

 

For soybeans, we scout the field and consider the general appearance, canopy height, first node height, disease pressure, insect pressure, pod observations and plant population. We use these factors to give an estimate of the yield potential in the field.… Continue reading

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2015 1-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour summary

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I-75 Day 1 video recap

I-71 Day 2 video recap

I-75 Day 2 video recap

I-71 Day 1 results here

I-75 Day 1 results here

I-71 Day 2 results here

I-75 Day 2 results here

It seems that this year, both in Ohio and around the nation, the final yields will be all about balance. There is no doubt there are disastrous conditions out there. We encountered some extremely poor fields — some of the worst we have ever seen — in northwest Ohio. There were also a tremendous number of unplanted fields in the region.

In contrast, though, other parts of Ohio may very well have record breaking yields. Some areas may have bin-busting yields and total losses in the same field. The ultimate question is will Ohio’s final yield more closely reflect the disasters we found in the northwest or the monster yields we found further south.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day #2

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See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

Delaware County

Corn Summary: Our first corn field of Day #2 of The Ohio Crop Tour had good sized ears, but those ears had some good sized tip back. The waviness of this field show how water damage affected it. Disease and pest pressures were very light here and in this Good rated field our yield estimate is 204 bushels to the acre.

Soybean Summary: There were some variable places in this field, but for the most part this field looked good with decent height and good pod numbers. Maturity is farther along here than anywhere we were yesterday. This was the first frog eye we have come across but this late in the season it will not make much of a difference.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Day #2

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See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

Mercer County (Northwest)

Corn Summary: There were brown silks, tall stalks, good stalk strength, and minor N deficiencies. We saw some NCLB. There was no insect pressure and ear fill was good. The population was 33,500 in this excellent looking field. Good kernel depth.The yield estimate is 167 bushels.

Soybean Summary: They were in 15-rows with excellent yield potential. The beans in the low areas where water had been were 17 inches tall and 36 inches tall in the better areas of the field. Pods are setting all the way to the top of the plant. The population was 156,000 and there were some four-bean pods.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Day #1 Video recap

See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

It was a day of incredible variability for the tour in western Ohio. We saw 200-bushel corn fields and generous estimates of 70 bushels per acre in other fields. The Putnam, Paulding, and Van Wert County fields were dismal, while Hancock, Allen and Auglaize offered much more impressive fields. The average yield for the day in the northwest quadrant of the state was 141 bushels per acre. We can’t wait to see what awaits as we move into southern Ohio.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day #1 Video Recap

See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

The crew from the I-71 leg of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour recap what they saw in 10 counties from Medina to Licking counties on Day #1. The average yield for the day was 175 bushels per acre.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-71 Day #1

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See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

Medina County

Corn Summary: For the initial stop of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for the I-71 route we found a decent corn field. The only thing that will hurt this field’s potential is the 23,000 population. You will also see in the pictures below that there were some spots that were a little more wet over the growing season and those ears were still developing due to a later planting date. Disease was seldom seen here with a little gray leaf spot below the ear.… Continue reading

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2015 Ohio Crop Tour I-75 Day #1

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See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

 

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #1

 

See results from the I-75 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

 

See results from the I-71 Route of the 2015 Ohio Crop Tour for Day #2

Williams County (Southern)

Corn Summary: Looks like the field was initially wet early in the season then things dried out. There was some N deficiency and more disease pressure on the outside of the field, though overall low disease levels. The fields was at R2 as it had a late start. The field is fair but pretty good compared to surrounding fields, but it is awfully late. It will make a crop but it will be wet and has a ways to go.… Continue reading

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2015 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour

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 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 12 and 13. 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).

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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.… Continue reading

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How did the 2014 Ohio Crop Tour estimates stack up to actual yields?

Heading into the 2015 I-75/I-71  Ohio Crop Tour, we thought it may be interesting to take a look at how we fared with our crop estimates on the 2014 I-75/I-71 Ohio Crop Tour. Here is a look at how our late summer estimates compared to the realities in the fields last fall. On the Tour held Aug. 13 and 14 in 2014, 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. A corn field and a soybean field were sampled in each county.

After last fall’s harvest, we followed up on four stops from the 2014 Tour to see how the fields actually performed. Here are the results.

I-75 leg

The corn yield estimate in Hancock County was 215 bushels. After the yield check on Aug.… Continue reading

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