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Pupdaddy
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NW Ohio soybeans are ugly

I've been up around the Genoa area, and back along Rt.20 and the turnpike. Whenever you get massive rain in the area called "The Great Black Swamp" the soybeans suffer. We always have "some" Septoria and Frogeye in the leaf canopy...but this year the roots are probably fighting off pythium and phytophthora and the leaves can't fight off the Septoria too. I would love to take a plane up and take pictures of our fields...it would be good to see where the tile are working...and where they definitely are not. I'm sure there's farmers with only a chance of 50% of the soybean crop they were expecting. I myself lost 85 acres from flooding...and that's a good chunk of my total production. Glad I'm not contracted for all those bushels.

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roarintiger1
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Re: NW Ohio soybeans are ugly

I've been around several parts of the state and I would say that the soybeans went from about 80% good/excellent two weeks ago to less than 40% now.    The tile lines are showing up......that is not a good sign with a soybean crop.

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c-x-1
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Re: NW Ohio soybeans are ugly

the charts suggest there are several areas of beans not doing so well, and that "things" might be @ historic tightness by Q and U.

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Blacksandfarmer
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Re: NW Ohio soybeans are ugly

Pupdaddy, I know parts of Ohio have had some flooding but the crops in NW Ohio I seen not long ago looked great...... Probably some of the best stands I have ever seen on that heavy clay ground. When I say that, I haven't been east of Archbold. Im located about 25 minutes northwest of the Ohio, Michigan, Indiana borders. The crops here look great, but I need to take a road trip to get a handle on what this crop is really doing as a whole. Normally I vacation out west in either South Dakota or Colorado, taking I-80 all the way from NE Indiana to the rocky mountains gives me a pretty good idea of what the crop conditions are, but this year I wont be vacationing there. My early guess is that the good crop conditions in Indiana, Illinois, southern Michigan and parts of Ohio will offset losses in northern Iowa. Its still early in the game, I hope the beans get a little better for you in this dry out period. They are talking strong storms Friday though.

 

Are you spraying fungicide on your beans this year?

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SouthWestOhio
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9" in 9 days has really turned the tide at my cousin's place. Even in his tiled fields he has puddles that sit forever on the compacted top, it just can't get through to the tiles.

A week and a half ago he was boasting about how great it looked Blacksand, is that when you were through there?
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Hobbyfarmer
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Re: NW Ohio soybeans are ugly

BS;

Just made a trip from Minn to home here in South West/Central Iowa.

 

Got off the Interstate @ Mason City and went west to 169 and then south.

 

NO WAY is your statement that your area will make up for the defiency(s ) in NC Iowa and southern Minn anywhere near the truth of the matter.

 

If a rain of decent amounts doesn't happen in the next week it is over up there.

 

We met several vehichles with large women heading into that area. I can only surmise at this point what that meant, but...

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jennys_mn
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OK Hobby,

I'm glad you made it home safe. I've been saying, again for a very long time what I saw I my journeys this spring. People have thought by and large that it just can't be that bad. Well? You carry more weight here than I do, what ya think?

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Hobbyfarmer
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Iowa will still be #1 in corn and bean production.

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Wrestler
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Re: NW Ohio soybeans are ugly


Hobbyfarmer wrote:

BS;

Just made a trip from Minn to home here in South West/Central Iowa.

 

Got off the Interstate @ Mason City and went west to 169 and then south.

 

NO WAY is your statement that your area will make up for the defiency(s ) in NC Iowa and southern Minn anywhere near the truth of the matter.

 

If a rain of decent amounts doesn't happen in the next week it is over up there.

 

We met several vehichles with large women heading into that area. I can only surmise at this point what that meant, but...


Agree 100% Hobby. I made the same trip myself last weekend. Was an eye opener to say the least. Markets just don't seem to care. They never do until it's too late. We are getting there. It's tough to be optimistic when your corn is rolling by 9am. Damage has already been done and a .5 inch of rain aint gonna fix it. We need a cold front to come thru, not scattered showers. To each their own.

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Blacksandfarmer
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Re: NW Ohio soybeans are ugly

Hobbyfarmer, like I said, I really need to take a road trip to see the whole crop myself. It sounds like you need to do the same. Driving across Iowa only tells you what IOWA could potentially raise. Most on this board forget that 80 million acres of corn are grown outside of Iowa. Sure, not all 80 million acres are good acres. I am long term bullish on corn. I don't believe we planted 97 million acres of corn and I believe we will have 2 million acres of corn frost off this fall. If I have any extra corn to sell this fall it will probably be put on DP until January. Im by no means bearish because the crop out my window looks great for the time being. For one to get a true estimate on the US corn crop you would need to drive across the entire cornbelt. I have been driving across the cornbelt for years now. One bad area can be made up by a garden spot. In most years the garden spot is Northern Iowa.... It isn't this year.