Feedback From The Field - Sept. 16, 2016

Feedback From The Field - Sept. 16, 2016

Despite problems, growers report better yields.

Click the large green dots on the interactive map to see yield estimates. Smaller dots represent condition reports from throughout the spring and summer.  Note that the map may need to be refreshed to display all the locations.

The 2016 growing season wasn’t ideal in many parts of the U.S. But while growers continue to report concerns over disease and foul weather, those providing Feedback From The Field this week noted improving corn and soybean yields.

Farmers providing Feedback From The Field this week noted improving corn and soybean yields.

While the overall yields provided this season continue to lag those estimated by USDA, the most recent data in this week was far more encouraging. Average yields for both corn and soybeans approached the 174.4 bpa and 50.6 bpa published by USDA Sept. 12.

Several growers in Iowa expected corn yields to top 200 bpa, with soybeans 60 bpa or better.

“Crop slowly maturing,” said a producer northwest of Des Moines, while a grower closer to Sioux City said “yield checks in corn used for silage are coming in about the same to a little less than last year.”

Feedback From The Field - Sept. 16, 2016

But even in Iowa, conditions were far from perfect in some places.

“Very wet, and late season heat,” commented a producer closer to Omaha.” Lots of disease.”

Though some areas on the fringes of the central Midwest were too dry this summer, for others the trouble was too much of a good thing.

“Humid hot weather is bringing disease to maturing crops,” reported a grower north of Peoria near the Illinois River.  “Will probably affect quality more than yield. SDS is showing up in nearly mature beans.”

“Some ear and stalk rot showing up,” was the verdict of another northern Illinois farmer.  “Too wet and wind damage,” added another.

Click this link to give us your own Feedback on 2016 yields.

Feedback From The Field - Sept. 16, 2016

Feedback from the Field - Sept. 12, 2016 - Growers report concern about corn yields, soybeans look better

Feedback from the Field - Sept. 6, 2016 - Growers report wide range of corn and soybean yields

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 29, 2016 - Growers say crops are good, not great

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 19, 2016 - Growers say crops are good, bad and ugly

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 8, 2016 - Farmers say corn crop looks average, not great

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 3, 2016 - Farmers say don't judge the crop from the road

Feedback from the Field - Aug. 1, 2016 - Growers sound more optimistic about crops

Feedback from the Field - July 25, 2016 - Corn, soybean crops improve despite blast of heat

Feedback from the Field - July 20, 2016 - Heat backs West, but growers in East are worried

Feedback from the Field - July 18, 2016 - Growers report boom or bust conditions ahead of heat wave

Feedback from the Field - July 11, 2016 - Rains help improve corn and soybean conditions as heat wave approaches

Feedback from the Field - June 30, 2016 - Crop conditions ease as corn enters crucial test

Feedback from the Field - June 27, 2016 - Many areas still short of rain

Feedback from the Field - June 17, 2016 - Wheat looks great, but corn and soybeans start to wilt in the heat

Feedback from the Field - June 13, 2016 - Crops off to good start, but need rain

Feedback from the Field - June 8, 2016 - Growers say heat will help some crops, hurt others.

Feedback from the Field - June 6, 2016 - Crops improve, but growers see too much or too little rain

Feedback from the Field - May 31, 2016 - Corn slowly improves ahead of first USDA ratings

Feedback from the Field - May 25, 2016 - Goldilocks spring hard to find in Corn Belt

Feedback from the Field - May 23, 2016 - Corn Belt dries out a little as mid-May deadline arrives

Feedback from the Field - May 18, 2016 - Growers worry about frost damage from weekend's chill

Feedback from the Field - May 14, 2016 - Growers hope to get back into the field

Feedback from the Field - May 13, 2016 - Planting delays grab market's attention

Feedback from the Field - May 11, 2016 - It's deju vu all over again as wet weather continues

Feedback from the Field - May 9, 2016 - Weather challenges farmers in eastern Midwest

Feedback from the Field - May 3, 2016 - Growers say wet weather stalls planting

Feedback from the Field - May 2, 2016 - Some crops off to slow start as wet and cold hamper planting

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