Day 3 Reports - Midwest Crop Tour

Virg Robinson What do the Final Numbers Mean?
Virg Robinson, DuPont Pioneer market analysis manager, provides his perspective of the final numbers calculated following the Midwest Crop Tour.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Eastern Route Eric Zumbach, DuPont Pioneer Agronomist
Map: Day 3 Eastern Route

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Eric Zumbach
DuPont Pioneer Agronomist

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Eastern Route - Day 3
Starts in Bloomington, Ill., and ends in Iowa City, Iowa

Report from Eastern Iowa

Planting and Growing Conditions

  • Cool soil temperatures in April.
    - Southern areas got an earlier start at planting
    - Northern areas had more snow cover and colder soil temps.
  • Cold continued into May.
  • It was one of the wettest June months in recent years. Cool temperatures in July and we’re lagging behind in GDUs.

Corn Conditions

  • Favorable weather at ear set and pollination
  • Moderate temperatures during grain fill


Soybean Conditions

  • White mold is present in eastern Iowa at low levels
  • We’re also seeing some sudden death syndrome. There are 2 phases of this disease – root rot and foliar phase

Overall Crop Conditions

Percent of Crop Conditions Good to Excellent

2014 Crop Conditions from Aug. 4, 2014
2013 Crop Conditions from Sept. 9, 2013
  2014 2013
Iowa 77% 35%
USA 73% 54%
  2014 2013
Iowa 74% 33%
USA 71% 52%

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Local Crop Report (01:41)

Photos - Eastern Iowa
Photo: Northern corn leaf blight
Northern corn leaf blight found in field in Linn County in eastern Iowa.
This field is part of the Pioneer® GrowingPoint® agronomy trials.
Photo: White mold
White mold is present in eastern Iowa at low levels. Photo taken in
Poweshiek County.
Photo: Sudden Death Syndrome
SDS is showing up in some areas. Pioneer® brand soybean variety
(SDS-tolerant variety) on the left. Susceptible variety on the right. Photo
taken in Winfield (Henry County) in southeast Iowa.
Photo: SDS
Foliar phase of SDS. Photo taken near Winfield, Iowa.
Photo: Nitrogen deficient corn
Ears from a field that is nitrogen deficient due to excessive rainfall.
Photo taken in Linn County (Iowa). Estimated yield is 120-130 bu/a.
Photo: Uneven emergence
Ears from a field planted on April 23 that had uneven emergence. This
field in Linn County is part of the Pioneer® GrowingPoint® agronomy trials.

The foregoing is provided for informational use only. Please contact your authorized Pioneer sales professional for information and suggestions specific to your operation. Product performance is variable and depends on many factors such as moisture and heat stress, soil type, management practices and environmental stress as well as disease and pest pressures. Individual results may vary.




Key Features

Corn Scouting Calendar
Corn Insect and Disease Guide
Soybean Scouting Calendar
Soybean Insect and Disease Guide
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