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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