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Whitesand_Farms
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Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

 I was lucky i had over half of my canola combined when the winds came because the other half was a mess. I had 2 combines going and 1 went were the swath used to be and the other combine went in the middle to try salvage some. It was a real disaster I figured I lost atleast a quarter of my crop and the yields were already poor.

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redrotor
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Re: rveRe: 2012 Yield Monitor

SC Wi soybeans ave. 56 bpa at 11.5 moisture and 56 tw. Very  short plants, but  stems loaded with pods. I was expecting 40-45. Last 2 yrs this farm ave 70 bpa. Very pleased with yield. Problem is the corn next to these bean fields will NOT make 56. 73 days with 2 tenths of rain and high temps zapped the corn, but some rain at the end of  July made some beans for us.

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

toughguy189,

 

Thanks for the report. Sorry for the delayed response. Do most farmers have to go out and buy a bunch of equipment to convert to sub-surface drip? Or, is it easy to adapt to this system?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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marketeye
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Nebrfarmr,

 

Tell them all hi for me, in antelope country.
 Good luck with the rest of harvest. Come see us at the October Marketing Meet-up, ok? Shoot, you will probably be done with harvest anyway, come that second week of October.

 

Mike

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Nebrfarmr
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Finished dryland corn, got 15b bushels, the bad news, it that was the total on an 8 acre field.

 

I doubt we will be 'done' until late October, I figure 3 weeks, and we are going to start the irrigated tomorrow.

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DismalScience
Veteran Contributor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

NE North Dakota. Soys 50 average crop is about 42.  Corn 160 dry bushels average about 130.  sugar beets yet to go.  Probably not gonna be record tonnage but looks like record recoverable sugar per acre.

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Jeff_a_Caldwell
Senior Contributor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Just heard from a crop insurance agent in south-central Iowa who said yields there are ranging from 0 to 150 bushels/acre. Also said that, despite some early concerns about aflatoxin there, it hasn't been as big of a widespread as many were fearing. There are pockets of it, but it's not bad yet, he said.

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Blacksandfarmer
Veteran Advisor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Mike a neighbor of mine has been running corn over the past week and said the yield monitor is showing yields from 4 to 11 bushel an acre. That farm should be yielding in the 120 bu range. Soybeans are slow to come out due to cool damp weather. Im hoping to start running beans maybe Friday. I see you brought up subsurface irrigation. Would it be possible for Successful Farming magazine to do an article about subsurface irrigation?

 

Thanks,

 

Bsand.

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toughguy189
Veteran Contributor

Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

Mike,

 

sub surface irrigation requires you to install drip tape 16" down between every other row.  the cost to set up a field is around 1200 to 1700 an acre.  There were several companies showing off their sub surface equipment at Husker Harvest Days; Jane, Toro, Netafim, and John Deere. While it is expensive to install, once it is there you are irrigating the entire field and spoon feed fertilizer throughout the growing season.  With a center pivot you have 4- 7 acre corners, with a corner system you get most of that back but you still have some dryland corners.

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nwobcw
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Re: 2012 Yield Monitor

  A report from NW Ohio, Toledo area.  Some corn coming off at 25% because the ears are falling off the stalks,  A variety problem.  Neighbor tried some 2.7 beans and quit after 1 hopper.  I have 3.1 beans planted May 12 with green stalks yet.  Have had an inch of rain last 5 days.  It's almost getting to be wet to be in the field unless you have to.  A tomato field in some of the best ground around has had water standing a good 3 weeks now.

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