As the Pro Farmer Crop Tour continues into its 3rd day, the devastation caused by this year’s drought and heat stress is unmistakable. Below are the results by state so far.
|State||Corn Yield Estimate||Soybean Pod Count|
|Ohio||110.5 bu. per acre||1,033.72|
|South Dakota||74.27 bu. per acre||584.93|
|Indiana||113.25 bu. per acre||1,033.24|
|Nebraska||131.79 bu. per acre||894.43|
|Illinois||121.60 bu. per acre||944.05|
|Western Iowa||146.50 bu. per acre||969.9|
Also significant is the abundance of aspergillus ear rot found in southeastern Nebraska. The only two confirmed instances of aflatoxin in 2012 have been in southeastern Iowa. However, it’s still far too early to know how much of a problem aflatoxin will cause this harvest.