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Crop Tour Records 148 Bpa Ohio Corn Average


Crop tour day 1 wrapup

Crop Tour cornAfter Day 1 of the 2015 Pro Farmer Midwest CropTour, 12 teams of scouts, a total of 48 of them, met in Fishers, Indiana to discuss what they found in the fields of western Ohio and eastern Indiana.

The final numbers for Ohio were released as well. Corn yields came in at 148.37 and soybeans, which are measured by the number of pods in a 3 foot by 3 foot square, were figured to be 1125.26.

TC Huffman is with DuPont Pioneer as their Encirca Services Sales Lead for northern Indiana. He says there is a line going east to west right through the middle of the state and fields to the south are coming along nicely. The fields to the north are a completely different story.

“You get into that northern area, the eastern side of Grant County up into Jay, Adams, Randolph, they got hit pretty hard. A lot of their corn got planted at the end of May in that planting window around Memorial Day that you probably didn’t want to be in as it turns out. So that’s probably the epicenter of where some of the worst corn around looks. Northern Indiana got planted pretty early and looked pretty good early on, but out there even on the sands they got hit with some pretty heavy rainfalls through May and June and lost a lot of their better ground through there.”

On the other leg of the tour South Dakota corn yields averaged just under 166 and the 3X3 foot pod count average was 1,055.

Day 2 of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour goes from Fishers, Indiana to Bloomington, Illinois on Tuesday. You can ride right along with the scouts all this week by following the tour online at www.ProFarmer.com. You can also keep track of the progress on twitter with #pftour15.

Reporting for HAT: Ty Higgins. Coverage on HAT is sponsored by Seed Consultants, Simply the best value in the seed industry.