Scrolling through their social media feeds, farmers might notice promising results as analysts kick off day two of the Pro Farmer Crop. Whether it be large soybean pod numbers or high corn yield estimates, analysts are sharing what they are seeing in the field as they travel the country this week.
In Clay County Nebraska, Karen Braun shares her new personal crop tour record, counting 2,659 pods in a 3x3 foot section of soybeans.
This is a new personal crop tour record for me: 2,659 pods in a 3x3' - Clay Co Nebraska. Looked back to my 2017 and 2016 data sheets and I've never counted more pods in a #soybean field! Anyone out there on #pftour18 seeing anything bigger? pic.twitter.com/SqWTayMG6Y— Karen Braun (@kannbwx) August 21, 2018
Despite a few worms, Ted Seifried captured this photo of some corn estimated to average 223.2 bushels per acre.
In Tobias, Nebraska, Jarod Creed noticed some drought and disease damage in this particular corn field.
National Reporter for AgDay and U.S. Farm Report, Betsy Jibben, snapped a few photos of impressive corn and soybean fields despite some hail damage.
York County, NE - Corn samples total 181 BPA, good yield despite hail. Scouts noticed damage like the ear shown. Lots of ears on ground. Soybean pod av. 1496 pods by 3x3 area, very impressive. #PFTour18 pic.twitter.com/tw8Y83eWtM— Betsy Jibben (@BetsyJibben) August 21, 2018
Meanwhile in Indiana, Marcos Faé reports a 1,406.4 average for soybean pods.
Want to see some of these photos on your social media feed? Search for #PFTour18 to follow along.