September 9, 2019
How are your crops faring this year? What are your hopes for yields? We’re asking growers about what’s really happening in their fields. Click the Feedback From The Field reporting form and give us your first-hand account on conditions and yields.
Use the interactive map below to see all this year’s reports just by clicking the flagged locations. Click the box in the upper left-land corner of the map to bring up an index of what the different colors of the markers signify and to toggle the week’s reports on and off.
The growing season for corn and soybeans is normally winding down after the first week of September. But late-planted crops and delayed development mean lots of questions about the impact of weather that remains as variable as the rest of 2019.
Overall conditions improved for the second straight week according to posts on Feedback From The Field, though most producers remain unsure what they’ll find when combines start rolling later this fall. A shift to dry weather after a wet spring adds to uncertainty.
“Corn for the most part made but very uneven, hard to say what’s actually out there,” said an Illinois farmer east of St. Louis worried about dry soybean fields. “Some late planted beans are going to have a tough time beating an early frost.”
Comments from other Midwest growers noted concerns about both corn and soybeans as well. “Corn shutting down premature,” wrote a grower from southeast Iowa.
“Corn inside the fields short on nitrogen, skinny ears,” was the observation from southern Wisconsin where heat was also keeping soybeans from adding new pods.
The view from northwest Missouri summed up the season’s uncertainty succinctly: “Some good, some poor.
Follow along with the season by clicking these links:
Feedback from the Field - Sept. 3, 2019 - Crops improve despite slow development and stress
Feedback from the Field - Aug. 19, 2019 - Crops improve but yields lag
Feedback from the Field - Aug. 12, 2019 - Yields are here, there and everywhere
Feedback From The Field - Aug. 5, 2019 - Farmers worry that yields aren’t there
Feedback from the Field - July 29, 2019 - Crops improve after heat breaks
Feedback from the Field - July 22, 2019 - Blazing heat wilts crops
Feedback from the Field - July 15, 2019 - Hot, dry week stresses soybeans
Feedback from the Field - July 8, 2019 - Crops improve but development lags on late planting
Feedback From The Field - July 1, 2019 - Crops improve but development lags on late planting
Feedback From The Field - June 24, 2019 - Planting woes aren’t only worry for growers
Feedback From The Field - June 17, 2019 - Acres lost to corn prevent plant mount
Feedback from the Field - June 10, 2019 - Judgement time: Take prevent plant or keep going?
Feedback from the Field - June 3, 2019 - Corn planting deadlines pass as farmers ponder what to do
Feedback from the Field - May 28, 2019 - Growers make progress, but at what cost?
Feedback from the Field - May 20, 2019 - Warm, dry week gets growers in the field as crucial benchmarks arrive
Feedback from the Field - May 13, 2019 - Wet is the word for 2019.
Feedback From the Field - May 6, 2019 - Some farmers in western areas make progress but overall planting remains slow.
Feedback From the Field - April 29, 2019 - Farmers in eastern Corn Belt and upper Midwest face delays.
Feedback From the Field - April 22, 2019 - A few wheels turned but most of the Corn Belt is too wet.
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