Missouri and Iowa Field Notes

September 28, 2020

“Harvest is going well in terms of the corn yields we’re seeing. The moisture content is still high right now, but we are working at a good pace. We are keeping up with the drying right now. Last night, it rained a little, but it hasn’t slowed us down.”


– Addie Yoder, Missouri farmer




“Looking at our crop with the drone, our corn is standing well at this time. Yet, like everyone says here, the corn is variable.


“The moisture content has been 18 to 25 percent, and yields have been 170 to 200 bushel-per acre range.  Our kernels are better than I thought they would be. They are not shallow and test weights are okay.  I have heard of some low-test weights and low yields on lighter ground.  On our sandy soil, yields are in the 140s. All in all, I am happy with what I have gotten so far.  I have to remember I have had very little rain since July and most of it came in September.  


“Maybe some agronomist can identify the brown/black on my corn?  It is in a small area in a field that had Tar Spot last year, but it doesn't look like that is the culprit here.”


– April Hemmes, Iowa farmer