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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Yields Reported Monday, August 13, 2012

 

Matoon, IL

23% moisture, 88 bu./acre yield. This load of corn came in today. Other area yields and moisture levels range between 100-125 bu./acre with 32% and 37% moisture readings.

 

Arthur, IL

Corn chopped for silage recorded yields of 10 and 25 bu./acre, in two separate fields.

 

Mike

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GoredHusker
Senior Contributor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

It's pretty sad when irrigated in IL yields 100 bushels per acre less than irrigated in NE.  While it's not in the bag yet, the kernal counts don't lie.  We'll have a plenty to rail anywhere anytime.  

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Hobbyfarmer
Honored Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Two miles north of Mt Ayr, Iowa right along the hiway

 

One of the greener fields of corn and there are ears in it, did not stop but my guess is NO kernals on the cobs. Not sure what is going on here because the corn is too wet to keep in the bales they were making out there.

 

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Pupdaddy
Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Hobby, they may be wrapping those green bales for some kind of baled silage....

 

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jayalmill
Contributor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

10 acres were ran in Vermillion County.  It was a couple miles north of exit 200 on Interstate 74.  117bu/a

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

From Shelby County, Iowa:

 

Corn that has been chopped for silage, actually picked and/or estimated from a federal adjuster is yielding between 80-130 bu./acre. Moisture levels range between 18%-20%, with test weights between 52-55 lbs.

 

Most of the area corn is still green. So, harvest activity is really just getting underway. Most of the corn that has been harvested, in western Iowa, is on the Missouri River bottoms. That crop died first.

 

Mike

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

UPDATED Wednesday, August 22, 2012

 

Mt. Pulaski, Illinois

--A farmer harvesting corn this morning is reading 60 bu./acre on his yield monitor. This field normally will avg. 120-140. And three years ago did 210 bu./acre. This a field with lighter soils. Moisture readings are 25%-30%. Farmer says his approach is to harvest quickly and sell as much as he can off of the combine. He already has a lot sold at 50 bu./acre on $6.

 

--Other area corn that has been harvested is coming in around 120 bu./acre and 19%-20% moisture.

 

Mike

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Pike County, Illinois:

 

One buyer is reporting corn yields in this county ranging from 6-140 bu./acre. It really is coming in with that wide of a range, he says. A lot of the corn is coming in with moisture levels between 15%-36%. Anything over 24%, the buyer is telling the farmer to go back home with it. The first load is accepted but after that load, the higher than 24% is not. Pike County, Illinois has a chance to avg. between 75-80 bu./acre. The worst is being harvested right now. He says there is still good demand for corn. Demand doesn't seem to be slowing as much as folks thought. Most of the corn loads go to an eastern U.S. market.

 

Mike

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nwmomike
Friend

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Hobby,

 

Was this field on the east side of Hwy 169?  If so probably no corn kernels whatsoever in this field.  Still looks pretty fair from the road though.  My folks farm just north and west of there towards Diagonal.  Drive this all the time going to and from their farm to mine in MO.  This guy feeds a lot of cattle if I remember correctly.

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Waverly, Illinois (just west of Springfield):

"8-of-10 customer farmers say yields are better than expected," says a seed dealer Thursday.

 

--A dryland field harvested a corn yield average of 107 bu./acre vs. an expected 80 bu./acre.

--Another 83 acre field recorded a yield of 136 bu./acre vs. 80 expected. In that field, the yield monitor ranged from 40-240 bu./acre, due to varied due to soil types.

 

 

Ashland, Illinois: 140-160 bu./acre yields recorded vs. an expected 120.

 

Irrigated corn+ 206 bu./acre vs. and expected 190.

 

Note: This area of Illinois averages around 18-inches of rain/year between April 1-August. This year, only 4-inches were received. So, what do you make of this? Better seed varities than in 1988?

 

 

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