by Anna-Lisa Laca
Crop tour scouts on the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour will make their way through western Illinois and into eastern Iowa today. According to Brian Grete, they expect crops to continue to mature as they head west.
“Farther east was less mature, as we move west it gets a little more maturity,” he said on Wednesday morning. “I think we’ll find more maturity as we move into eastern Iowa this afternoon.”
Grete is unsure what the scouts will find in western Illinois. The route through Illinois that he was on yesterday found yields and pod counts much lower than is typical for Crop District 5 of Illinois.