by Sonja Begemann
As Pro Farmer Crop Tour scouts make their way through Iowa and Illinois they’re seeing maturity and yields all over the board. What these means for yields at the end of the season, only time will tell as the crop races toward the finish line.
Follow along with Crop Tour scouts at #PFTour19 on Twitter. Here’s a glance at what they’re seeing today:
In IL, Mercer County had our highest soybean pod count and Tazewell County had our lowest at 1699.2 and 562.4, respectively. #pftour19— Meghan Yandell (@megyandell) August 21, 2019
#pftour19 All samples for Day 3, send half of route 5 East leg. Starting from left, Knox, Il to Cedar county, Ia. Yardstick separates Il and Ia. Still variable but corn is improving. pic.twitter.com/O2hVGUsLw5— Bruce Lantzky (@Lantzkyfarms) August 21, 2019
Our highest corn yield on our IL route was in Warren County, but it also had our second lowest corn yield. 243.1 and 157.8 #pftour19— Meghan Yandell (@megyandell) August 21, 2019
And the award for strangest sighting of the day goes here: