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Yields continue low

dry land corn seed.  45-70 bpa range 

irrigated yields also 50-70 bushels under an average year.  160-180 range so far

Great year for smut and mold.  — those great genetics— sarcasm

not a good start. 

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Re: Yields continue low

Is that result going to be widespread in sw Kansas?

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Not sure how big an effect sub par yields on the dry Western Plains will have in offsetting of the personally and social media shared reports from combine operators in SC MN of seeing that “3” on monitors so frequently.

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It doesn’t take much of a bad spot to knock down yields in a field and they say it’s one big field. Ha Ha

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Not wide spread but I had an 80 of corn that made 79 on a 196 APH, that was hail on the 11th of July.  Had some beans right in line of same storm where the moisture meter was reading higher than the yield.  Most crops around here are good though.

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Ask them if the 3 is the second or third numberSmiley Wink

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Hobby it appears more likely as we go.  The last 3 weeks of hot weather in August Took a big role.   Sw Ks and south was on the edge for moisture all season.  Timely showers came just in time but were always hit and miss. If you got the 3/4 inch it was ok but 60% of the area would get 3/10.  We mowed weeds 3 times in Ks and only once all season in okla— milo looked super good when I came back from our wind tour and dry corn was spotty. You stayed cloudy(smoke) and mild- we went back to hot breezy.  We planted wheat as fast as possible cause moisture was leaving faster than coming. milo had run out of gas during that time and dropped from 100 bu potential to 50-60.  Corn looks similar.  Spots will be better where rains were better but that is only 40% of area. Remember we are not able to “give it all it needs” on irrigation like the old days.  Less than 40% of our irrigation can pump 20 inches a year. So if our average 18-20” of rain is short or comes untimely——it wasn’t 2011 or 12.  But se sat in that drought map red area a lot in 2020. It was just too hard to hold onto profile this year.   There will be some better yields but not a great average.  Also acres of corn continue to drop in central and sw ks

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Hobby we are in a wetter spot.  Lots of acres abandoned or silaged in August   Just too much wind early and not enough water later.  Usda usually understates corn acres in Ks.  This year they probably overstated them from the start. Except for extreme northeast Ks the corn in Ks was drying up when I came back..  we looked better and stayed green in sw. Still are green  so much is not ready but the average is already hurt and we hope to get some 200+. Where we would normally be looking for some 250s. 

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http://ctgpublishing.com/united-states-corn-production/

Bruce, SW farms in the middle of that green patch of seven counties in sw Kansas. Historically that area stands with the best areas of the corn belt and accounts for a high % of the corn produced in Kansas.

I sat in a scale house on a farm out there a few years ago and from 9:00am to 6:00pm watched 69,500 bu harvested, weighed, graded, and dumped.  They quit early that day to celebrate a major birthday. Btw didn't even half fill the bin. Those types of farm bin sites are not uncommon out there.

 

 

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