This week’s Crop Progress Report notes that 52% of corn has been harvested, up from 41% last week. Soybean harvest is 60% complete, up from 49% last week. From impressive yields with Stine brand Enlist E3® soybeans to corn hybrids that are leading the field, here’s another round of what our RSAs are saying about crop conditions and harvest progress throughout the country.
RSA Brett Johnson, Region 6, southeast and east-central Iowa
Harvest has been difficult in Region 6 for the past few weeks. We’ve had some corn but mostly soybeans come out recently. Soybean yields have been very impressive, while corn yields are reflecting the weather pattern they received during the growing season. Enlist E3 soybeans are yielding very well and are gaining a lot of attention in the countryside. It’s very common to hear field averages in the 70s this year. On the corn side (what has been taken out), we are seeing better than expected yields in areas that typically struggle, but below-average yields in portions of southeast Iowa due to too much rain and hail.
RSA Aaron Stockton, Region 9, southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri
Corn harvest in southeast Kansas and southwest Missouri is pretty well wrapped up for the most part. We saw some very good yields in these areas, which was a little surprising considering how rough our start was with all the rain we received. As you move north, closer to I-70, there is a little more corn to be harvested. The yields have been good in these areas as well, especially with the full-season hybrids like Stine 9808E-20 and 9814-20. Soybean harvest has just kicked off for most of the region. We are seeing some average to above-average yields coming in so far, but we still have a long way to go and have some great-looking fields out there. All in all, it has been a pretty good harvest so far!
RSA Brad Roberts, Region 17, southern and central Indiana
Harvest has been slow for most of Region 17 over the past couple of weeks. Some areas have missed rains while others are at a standstill waiting for things to dry up. Yields have been better than average for most of the harvested corn. Stine 9808E-G brand corn is still the leader for our customers in the region. Soybean yields vary depending on what area you are in. Growers in the northern part of the region are reporting average to slightly below average yields because of some hot, dry weather late in the season, but customers in the southwestern part of the region are reporting some big yields with our Enlist E3 products. I received a report of a grower having close to 100-bushel field averages with our 36EA02 soybeans.
RSA Ben Wilson, Region 18, western Kentucky, western Tennessee, southern Illinois and southeast Missouri
Harvest continues to roll throughout the territory with most growers seeing the light at the end of the tunnel on corn. Soybeans are starting to crank up for most as well, and yields have been phenomenal. Stine brand Enlist soybeans have generated a lot of buzz in the community with exceptional yields being reported throughout the territory.
RSA Darrin Petty, Region 20, southwest Iowa, northwest Missouri, northeast and north-central Kansas
In southwest Iowa, we’re about 50% complete with soybean harvest. Some white mold set in on some acres, otherwise, yields are looking really well. Depending on the area, we’re seeing anywhere from 55 to 90 bushels/acre. Some growers are seeing record yields. We’re just getting into the corn, but what has come out so far has been good.
In northwest Missouri, we’re also about 50% complete with soybean harvest. Yields are variable depending on this year’s rainfall, and some areas are seeing record yields.
Northeast and north-central Kansas are about two-thirds done with corn harvest. Again, some variable yields out there but what has been harvested has been good. We’re just starting in on the soybeans now.
To learn more about how Stine products are performing in your region or to learn about next year’s corn and soybean lineup, contact your local Stine sales rep.