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06-17-2013 05:23 PM
It basically said corn condition was as good or better than last year at this time. Must be to much backyarditis on my part. I know there was a lot of bad corn in places last year, I just didn't realize it hit this early.
FWIW, I can't remember a year when I have not produced over the national average. Might have been one, but it would have been close to the final number. With all my zeroed acres, even if the rest would pull a 180 average, which would mean some of it would have to be 200+, my farm average on original planted acres would end up around 137. We will see how that works out next January. Take the rest down to 160 and I am down around 123 or so. We will see if this year is different, and if I am really under trend or over trend. If the rest is 140(very possible) it gets to a really ugly 107.
No garden of eden in this neck of the woods, but it can always be a lot worse.
06-17-2013 08:20 PM - edited 06-17-2013 08:21 PM
3 things: not sure the ratings mean much when plant is so young...........isn't development 4-5 weeks behind last year, on balance?........difficult to quantify these ratings from NASS?
06-17-2013 08:34 PM
Ray, you can see whether or not the corn plant has an ear on it. By far a better estimating chance. It means a lot more to some folks.......like the guys that run the combines.
06-17-2013 08:52 PM
I used to keep an answer to that in my office. I had two ears of corn that were both exactly 22 rows around and 50-52 seeds long in each row. Several years ago the seed vendors and scouts liked to use the formula to guess yield. It included these details and plants per ft. etc.
One of those ears was irrigated and huge-------- probably from a thin spot or an old buffalo wallow. The other was a dry land ear that looked like a minniature of the other--- not 5 inches long. Which reminds me of why I just jumped off the turnup truck.
Roarintiger1 ------------------------------- GREAT timing on that joke.
And a motto that matches -------------- BRAVO----------------
"Success happens when preparation meets opportunity"