Ohio Soybeans: 4 Steps for Estimating Yields

🕔Jul 31, 2018To estimate soybean yield, four yield components need to be considered: plants per acre, pods per plant, seeds per pod, and seeds per pound (seed size).  A printable worksheet to […]

Ohio Corn: Estimating Yields at Early Stages of Kernel Development

🕔Jul 31, 2018Corn growers often want to estimate grain yields prior to harvest in order to help with marketing and harvest plans. Two procedures that are widely used for estimating corn grain […]

Spring Wheat Tour Kicks Off in North Dakota – Day 1 – DTN

🕔Jul 26, 2018The Wheat Quality Council’s Hard Spring Wheat and Durum Tour kicked off Tuesday with scouts fanning out across the southern half of North Dakota, southwestern Minnesota and northeast and north-central […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Accurate Are Yield Forecasts Based on Condition Ratings?

🕔Jun 28, 2018Recent crop condition ratings continue to provide support to the notion of excellent yield potential for corn and soybeans this year. Previous farmdoc daily articles (June 13, 2018; June 14, 2018 ; June 20, 2018) […]

Nebraska: Estimating Potential Corn Yields

🕔Aug 28, 2017What will corn yields be like for the 2017 harvest? The biggest unknown now is seed weight. All the other yield components are set — plants per acre, ears per plant, […]

Corn and Soybeans: Connecting USDA Crop Condition Reports and Yield Expectations

🕔Jun 2, 2017In the farmdoc daily article of May 24, 2017 we examined the relationship between corn and soybean crop condition ratings at various times in the growing season and the U.S. […]

Grain Markets: Early Season Crop Predictions a Risky Business – DTN

🕔Apr 1, 2015Predictions can be tricky things. Originating from eastern European immigrants to the United States (I think), there is a strange, rare tradition of letting an onion predict the year’s precipitation […]

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