Hail damage, excessive moisture and immature plants seem to be the common theme as Crop Tour scouts hit the fields in parts of Minnesota and Iowa this morning. Will this trend continue throughout the day? Scroll down to take a look at what researchers are finding.
Host of U.S. Farm Report, Tyne Morgan, captured this photo in one Iowa field, reporting an astounding 220 bu. per acre corn and 1,800 soybean pods in a 3x3 foot section.
It’s a great day to be scouting with #PFTour18 in Iowa. Seeing variability on our stops so far. First field averaged 220 bu/a for corn. Next field was 190. Solid pod counts in both fields- 1800 and 1300. pic.twitter.com/epA2WUuGSm— Tyne Morgan (@Tyne_Ag) August 23, 2018
Jarod Creed reported some bruising on corn hit by hail in Guekeen, Minnesota. However, the estimated yield still reached 194 bu. per acre.
Other parts of the state didn’t see high yields. Dustin Hoffmann found 104 bu. per acre corn in Blue Earth County, Minnesota.
National Reporter for AgDay and U.S. Farm Report Betsy Jibben discovered immature corn in Jackson County, Minnesota. Soybean numbers were also low.
Just west of Tama, Iowa, Mitch Wentzlaff snapped some photos of corn yielding 174 bu. per acre and soybean pods reaching 1,251 in a 3x3 foot section.
Capturing footage of corn and soybean fields, Karen Braun shares this video in Winnebago, Minnesota.
Finally made our first stop in Winnebago, MN after a little bit of driving. Really pleasant morning. We pulled a 216 bu/acre sample on #corn and the #soybeans were 1030 pods per 3x3'. These beans have battled excessive moisture but were okay. #pftour18 pic.twitter.com/78eNsvKAJm— Karen Braun (@kannbwx) August 23, 2018
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