An annual yield survey by First Mid Ag Services estimates McLean County corn to average 209.46 bushels per acre, slightly below the five-year average. Illinois’ top corn-producing county averaged 205.7 bushels per acre last year and 201.8 in 2020.
July marks the halfway point to the harvest finish line for many corn farmers. At this stage of the season, it’s a good time to evaluate fields for compromised plants that can reveal early season stressors that may have stymied ear development and, ultimately, yield potential.
It comes down to three words: We need rain. Crops are looking very well, considering the lack of moisture we’ve had. We received about an inch and a quarter July 16-17. Before that it had been about six weeks, and the biggest rain we had was about a quarter of an inch.
From compaction to disease, fungicide to nitrogen, how are the corn and soybean crops across the Midwest faring?
Are the planting and harvest seasons shifting forward for farmers in the Midwest and across the U.S. Corn Belt? One agronomist who has been watching the seasons change thinks it could be happening.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supply and demand report featured new crop ending stocks that were slightly bearish for corn and neutral for the soybean and wheat complex.
Farmers are keeping their fingers crossed for rain as the 2022 crop shows signs of drought stress. Randy Kron, farmer in southern Indiana and president of Indiana Farm Bureau, shared an update on his farm with AgriNews.
We’re hoping for rain. It’s going to take a good inch, a couple of times, for things to get in better shape. Down in southwest Indiana, we’re extremely dry. With our crops, anything on lighter, sandier ground is really stressed on corn.
Hello from Graze-N-Grow. Whew, our annual holiday lamb slaughter just ended for our ethnic customers, and even though we had fewer ram lambs to offer because of last year’s flock reduction it was still kind of hectic.
Where will the 2022 corn crop grow — and go? Those are the big questions that AgriGold agronomists attempted to answer as they submitted their national average corn yield guesses for the current growing year.
The heat and humidity may be cranked up during the summer, but Illinois farmers are still hard at work making management decisions on their farms.
We finished wheat harvest last week. We finished on June 24, so we finished harvest in a week. The wheat was better than I thought.
The late and wet start for farming season really piled on the projects lately, but the too-dry weather we have been having has been advantageous in getting us caught up. First-crop hay is behind us as is our wheat harvest.
Due to a cold, moderately wet spring, Steve Pitstick did not start any field activities for the 2022 growing season until May 10. However, with some above-normal temperatures in June the corn and soybean crops are quickly reaching average growth.