The first day of the ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour was full of disappointments. ProFarmer’s Chip Flory is leading the western leg of the tour. He says for South Dakota the average yield will be down substantially from last year as a result of not just the drought, but the heat which hampered pollination. He says the first day was worse than he expected.
Flory says on his route soybean pod counts were 50-percent lower than last year at only 600 pods in a three by three foot area.
He says the first day of checks in Nebraska were nearly a disaster for dryland corn and irrigated crops will also be lower than normal.
The western leg of the tour will continue through Nebraska and into western Iowa on Tuesday.