Soybean yields are coming in at highs in the 90s-per-acre to half that number and everywhere in-between this week, reports Ken Ferrie.
Yields on the higher side of the spectrum are from beans planted between April and the first week of May. “These are beans that, depending on their maturity, had a chance to flower before the solstice,” reports Ferrie, Farm Journal Field Agronomist and owner of Crop-Tech, Inc., near Heyworth, Ill.
Of course, poor weather conditions limited the number of acres that were planted during that time frame.
Soybeans planted between early May and mid-May are yielding from the mid-50s to the mid-70s. Yields from beans planted after mid-May are lower still.
Stress during both the vegetative and reproductive periods is a key contributor to the yield outcomes.
In the following Boots In The Field podcast, Ferrie discusses the kinds of stress that affected bean yields this season and the timing.
He also discusses corn yields and what he is seeing in the various test plots he and his team are currently harvesting.
Ferrie and his team will be hand harvesting some of the test plots soon. If you can lend a hand, please let him know.
You can hear more details here: