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Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour

Get observations and insights from Pioneer agronomists on the tour. Follow hashtag #PFTour19 on Pioneer social channels.

Midwest Crop Tour - Day 2 - Eastern Route

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Map - Eastern Route - Day 2 - Midwest Crop Tour

 

Emily Huber, Pioneer Direct Key Account Consultant, Tremont, Illinois

Pioneer Field Agronomist Emily Huber


Field Update from West-Central Illinois

Pioneer Field Agronomist, Brad Mason, provides a field update from Day 2 of the Eastern route.

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Crop Conditions - West-Central Illinois

Corn

  • Seeing fields with drowned-out spots.
  • Hard to find fields with even emergence especially for corn planted in April & May.
  • Tough year for the area.
  • Corn planted in June started pollinating in early August.
  • Gray Leaf Spot observed in earlier planted corn.
  • Physoderma Brown Spot found in later-planted corn however not a big concern.

Soybeans

  • Beans planted earlier are at R5/R6.
  • Later beans are at R3/R4 with top nodes still flowering.
  • Plants are shorter with low insect and disease pressure.
  • For a 30-day delay in planting, plan on a 10-day delay in harvesting.


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Midwest Crop Tour - Day 2 - Western Route

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Map - Western Route - Day 2 - Midwest Crop Tour

Trevor Houghton, Field Agronomist, Pioneer

Pioneer Field Agronomist Trevor Houghton

 



Crop Update from Southeast Nebraska

Pioneer Field Agronomist, Trevor Houghton, provides a report from Day 2 of the Western route.

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Crop Conditions - Southeast Nebraska

Corn

  • Kernel counts looking good in general.
  • Need sunlight to black layer to finish a good crop.
  • Normal pressure from Gray Leaf Spot although will expand with humidity, dew and temps in the mid-80's.
  • Some low-level pressure from Southern Rust.

Soybeans


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