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Re: 2010 Yield Results

Well, after the dust has settled, what I thought was a poor corn crop turned out to be just that.  I averaged 106 bushels per acre.  This is way below my average in 2009 of 141 bushels per acre.  Excessive June and July heat along with well below normal rainfall when we needed it most caused these low yields.  I have heard of dryland yields in my area ranging from 75 bushels per acre on poor hills to 160 bushels per acre in good bottom land.  Areawide, I would feel safe saying that a good average dryland corn yield would be about 120 bushels per acre. 

 

The sad part is, the corn is going to be a lot better by our standards than the soybeans.  Some of the guys around here have begun to harvest some of their late group 3's and early 4's.  I have heard yields ranging from 7 bushels per acre to near 40, depending on the rainfall. 

 

A few cotton pickers have started to roll as well.  None of the gins have cranked up yet, so accurate yields are not available.  However, if turnout is anything close to normal, I am hearing a lot of local guys say that they are acticipating yields from 600-1000 lbs.  In my opinion, most of it  will be in the 650-850 range.  Cotton yields are also depending on rainfall and location.

 

So, in my honest opinion, I don't expect a bumper crop on anything in the Mid-South in 2010.  We are all just hoping we can pay up and try again in 2011.

 

Adam

Crockett County, Tennessee 

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