Crop tour comes to an end with estimates above last year
The Pro Farmer Crop Tour came to an end yesterday (Thursday, August 20) and in six out of the seven states sampled yields were estimated to be above last year.
Minnesota saw the highest yield estimate at 195.08bu/ac, followed by Illinois at 189.04bu/ac. Ohio had the lowest yield estimate at 167.69bu/ac.
Corn yield compared to last year
In Illinois, the Pro Farmer Scouts estimated a corn yield of 189.40bu/ac. This is above both last year’s yield (171.17bu/ac) and the three-year average yield (181.51bu/ac).
Indiana corn yield was 10bu/ac below Illinois at 179.84bu/ac. This is well above the 2019 yield of 161.46bu/ac and is also above the three-year average of 171.67bu/ac.
Minnesota corn yields came in at 195.08bu/ac on the tour. This is well above last year’s yield of 170.37bu/ac and is also above the three-year average of 180.19bu/ac.
Looking at Nebraska, corn yield is forecast at 175.15bu/ac, compared to 172.55bu/ac in 2019 and the three-year average of 172.38bu/ac.
In South Dakota, the yield was estimated at 179.24bu/ac. This is well above last year’s yield of 154.10bu/ac and the three-year average of 160.00bu/ac.
- Illinois – 189.40bu/ac;
- Indiana – 179.84bu/ac;
- Iowa – 177.81bu/ac;
- Minnesota – 195.08bu/ac;
- Nebraska – 175.15bu/ac;
- Ohio – 167.69bu/ac;
- South Dakota – 179.24bu/ac.
Scouts were also examining soybean crops along the route and counting pods.
- Illinois – 1,247.38 pods/3ft²;
- Indiana – 1,281.12 pods/3ft²;
- Iowa – 1,146.30 pods/3ft²;
- Minnesota – 1,085.84 pods/3ft²
- Nebraska – 1,297.93 pods/3ft²;
- Ohio – 1,155.68 pods/3ft²;
- South Dakota – 1,250.86 pods/3ft².