On the fourth and final day of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour, the western and eastern legs of the Tour converged in Austin, Minnesota to compile the results. The touring agronomists found an average corn yield of 175.93 bushels per acre for Minnesota and 164.62 bushels per acre for Iowa. Pod counts in a 3’x3’ square totaled 1,124.20 pods in Minnesota and 1,221.94 pods in Iowa.
Jerome Lansing, Pioneer agronomist, found a dichotomy of a year in Mower County Minnesota.
“Growing conditions started out relatively wet during planting. Planting was drawn out-ranging from two weeks to six weeks in length. May held colder temperatures and July brought hot temperatures,” he reported. “Reduced solar radiation coupled with lack of rainfall with 5-6 weeks is why we speculate seeing some kernel abortion in corn. Right now crops are at a standstill with moisture, and we’re seeing shallower kernel depth due to lack of moisture.… Continue readingRead More »