It’s time for our annual harvest roundup report. The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service notes that the 18 states that harvested 93% of the 2021 corn acreage are reporting that 20% of corn is harvested. The 18 states that harvested 96% of the 2021 soybean acreage are reporting that 22% of the soybean harvest is complete. Here are local updates from our regional sales agronomists across the country.
Aaron Stockton, Region 9 (Oklahoma, northern Texas, southeast Kansas, southwest Missouri)
“Most of Region 9 has been caught in the grips of drought for the majority of the growing season. However, there are some areas in the northern portions of the region, closer to Kansas City, that have had some decent corn yields. Stine® 9817-30, 9816-20 and 9752-32 have been very competitive in these areas. We are also seeing the new 9818-32 do very well in the few plots we had it in. We’re excited to see what this new hybrid will do for our customers moving forward. We had a tremendous amount of corn get chopped for silage this year due to the dry weather and are now seeing a few soybean fields being baled for hay. I would say we are in the short rows of corn harvest, and bean harvest is just barely getting started.”
Kevin Ryan, Region 14 (Arkansas and Louisiana)
“Corn and rice harvest is nearly complete at 95% harvested. We’re getting a good jump now on soybeans with cotton to follow. Some areas farther south are almost done with harvest.
“Corn yields may be down 10% to 20% in many areas due to heat and moisture stress. Also, different hybrids are showing some significant differences this year, including 9808E-20, 9808E-G and 9814-20, and some new hybrids look very good. Key this year was correct placement by soil type and irrigation. Make sure you talk to your Stine (independent sales representative (ISR) or agronomist on placement for 2023.
“Stine has an outstanding lineup of Enlist® E3® soybeans for the Mid-South and South, ranging from a 4.0 to 5.8 maturity. Yields have been outstanding from early to full season so far. Many growers experienced dicamba drift on their soybeans multiple times. Although dicamba drift symptoms were evident across the South and are a serious concern, our Enlist yields are very, very good. In most cases, they are out-yielding competitive trait packages in all maturities. Explore the yield advantages of Stine Enlist E3 soybeans — they’re there!”
Darin Petty, Region 20 (southwest Iowa, northwest Missouri, northeast Kansas)
“Corn silage and high moisture corn are wrapped up for the most part. Corn yields are all over the board depending on rainfall this year. Beans are starting to come out now and doing OK for the areas that were in drought most of the growing season. We’ll hopefully get better updates soon.”
Derek Dreier, Region 24 (Wisconsin)
“Soybean harvest kicked off in parts of Wisconsin. Early yield results have been excellent! Stine 15EE32, 17EE32 and 19EC12 are three Enlist E3 varieties that have stuck out so far. Corn silage harvest is wrapping up for 2022. We’ve worked on gathering samples for analysis, and a number of hybrids have tested very well. A few of these would include 9436-11, 9752-32, 9814-20 and our new 92-day 9320-20. All of these have shown both high quality and tonnage scores.”
Michelle Nelson, Region 36 (North Dakota)
“Combining is in full swing in North Dakota! Out west, they were able to start soybeans last week. The eastern part of the state is just getting going. Despite the late planting season, everything is looking better than expected so far. Corn harvest will follow in the upcoming weeks.”