Crop Report – August 11

Across the countryside the agronomy work is slowing down to a halt with the crop progressing nicely. Soybeans have set pods and are beginning to fill the lower pods, resulting in the need for a large amount of water usage on the crop. Corn has all tasseled and pollinated for the most part now, and grain fill is also beginning on most corn.  

This is a good time to walk fields to look for end of season things to change for next year. Start watching varieties on nitrogen use efficiency as the amount of soil nitrogen is depleting and the soil is getting quite dry in some areas. Also walk fields to think about the first pass next spring, the corn planter… Look at how spacing and singulation is affecting your ear set. If you are interested, have your CHS agronomist or Precision Ag Specialist walk these fields with you to explain the next steps in capturing yield potential.  

Written By Alex Yost, CHS Agronomist

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