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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. This is a fair to good field that will yield, according to our estimates, about 160 bushels to the acre.
Soybean Summary: This soybean field had quite a bit of variability in terms of pod counts and canopy height. which ranged from 28 to 34 inches high. Dirt is very dry here now and the roots were breakin off easily. Again weed, disease and pest pressures were minimal, but the rain has affected this field mid-season. We don’t make yield guesses in beans on this tour, but we do use a rating system from Very Poor to Excellent and we give this field a Good rating.
Corn Summary: This corn field was much farther along that in Medina County. Population was good, but this field was getting low on N. We noticed some Northern Corn Leaf Blight and Gray Leaf Spot, but the most severe cases were below the ear leaf. Insect pressure was minimal and ear fill was very good. We estimate this field to be at 174 bushels to the acre.
Soybean Summary: This field was much more uniform that the previous stop. Not a lot of disease pressure in this no-till field, but the Japanese Beetles were feeding on this still-flowering soybean field. Canopy height was 32 to 34 inches high and the first node was at the 2 inch area. We rate this soybean field Good to Excellent.
Corn Summary: Disease pressures were more prevalent in this corn field and firing was occurring well into the field. Stalks were thin and the some stalks did not develop ears. The ears that did develop were irregular with some tip back. All of our stops so far how been in very dry conditions. We met the farmer of this field and he said they have needed rain for close to 3 weeks now. We rate this field are Fair and we estimate a 130 bushel to the acre outcome this fall.
Soybean Summary: The dry conditions are causing blooms to abort in this field that was planted the first week of May. These beans were no till planted into last year’s corn stalks and emergence was an issue with some holes throughout. Slug pressure after planting played a role in the struggles of this field. Canopy height was shorter than we’ve seen at 22 inches and we rate this field in the Fair category as well.
Corn Summary: This corn field was on top of a hill, so no water issues were noticed and it is plenty dry now. The ear fill wasn’t as good as you might have expected by looking at it from the road and some Gray Leaf Spot was evident but very little disease or pest pressures. This corn was in the R3 stage and the planting population will make all of the difference this year. We rate this field as Good with a yield estimate of 172.
Soybean Summary: We saw our first signs of frog eye and brown spot in this soybean field. This particular variety was branching out nicely and have a good pod count. Root development was better than we’ve seen todady. Canopy height was 19 inches high and disease pressure was light, pests a little more noticeable. We rate this bean field as Fair to Good.
Corn Summary: This field was by far our best corn yet. Population was very uniform and this picket fence stand field was very healthy with little to no disease pressure. All we can say about this plot is it is Excellent and would yield guess is 231! The first picture was not the field we sampled, but one that we passed on the way. We just felt it was necessary to show what other fields in the area are going through.
Soybean Summary: The field we sampled looked relatively good. Excellent nodualtion and podding with no disease of note and minimal Japanese Beetle feeding. Canopy height was 32 inches and our rating for this field is Good to Excellent.
Corn Summary: There is no doubt that this area has seen its fair share of moisture. Disease pressure was all on the lower leaves and stalks were puny. This field, planted on May 14th, is running out of Nitrogen fast. What will make this field respectable is the high population count. All in all a good field of corn calculating at 186 bushels to the acre.
Soybean Summary: This May 16th planted field looked great overall as well. The nodulation on these plants were very impressive and some plants were still flowering. Canopy height was anywhere from 28 to 34 inches and the disease and pest pressures were low. A nice number of 4-bean pods. We rate this field as Good.
Corn Summary: Nitrogen deficiency was seen in this 20 inch row corn field by undeveloped stalks and underdeveloped ears. Diseases are spared in this field, but insect feeding has left way for some ear rot here. This field was planted on April 29th. This field would rate as fair and we are estimating a 175 bushel yield here.
Soybean Summary: This is some nice black dirt and the beans, planted on May 1st, are using up the soil’s potential. The canopy height was some of the best we have seen at 34 inches all across the field. This area just receive rain and if it gets a little more these beans will be really good. Some SDS was noted on the edges. We rate this field Good to Excellent.
Corn Summary: This field really surprised us when our calculations came out. As you can see, it is a tall field, but Northern Corn Leaf Blight has made its mark. That may be a good reason for seeing tip back on each sample ear we pulled. We rate this field as fair but our estimate is a solid 189. Hard to imagine what this field would have had if not for the disease pressures.
Soybean Summary: The plant health of these taller beans was very good. No disease pressure but we did see some Japanese Beetle pressure. Even though the stalks were tall, with canopies upwards of 40 inches, the plants did not pod all that well. This field is rated Good to Excellent, in our view.
Corn Summary: The ear placement on this corn was well above 5 feet and this corn was also tall in stature. These was a little disease pressure and insect feeding on the leaves and on the ears leaving some damage and minor rot. Overall the ear fill was good with only slight tip back. This was a field we rated as Good and our yield calcs come in at 187.
Soybean Summary: This was one of, if not the best, bean field we have been in today. The uniformity was remarkable and the canopy was 38 inches high. Fox tail has been killed recently and we did see a leaf or two with a hint of downey mildew. We rate this field as Excellent.
Corn Summary: The theme for this field was variability. Some of this field will see the monitor hit 200 and there will be moments of a zero reading. Tile lines were easy to spot here. Nitrogen issues are causing tip back and firing stalks. Most of the GLS was spotted below the ear but all in all this field just received too much moisture. We rate this field Poor to Fair with a yield estimate of 150 bushels.
Soybean Summary: From the road these beans look great but looks were deceiving. The stalks were thins and the pod counts were low. Although disease and insects were not present, the high moisture in this area kept these beans from producing early one. The canopy was 26 inches high and the population was 20 to 22. We rate this field Poor to Fair as well.