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Well figured i'd throw this out there since corn is in full swing now and the midwest is the king of corn, so it should be interesting to see what good/bad area's there are with the crazy weather that was across the midwest.


here in EC-IL we are pretty shocked, the stem still has a greenish tint, and the leaves are still a dark green, but the corn is only 18%, its amazing. We planted about 700acres of Pioneer 34A18 this year and wow was that a right decision, we're getting test weights of 60lbs/bu, moisture from 16.5%-18% and its a really clean feeding grain.

We're on a golden harvest variety now and the tank samples are just crap, the stalks are so poor that there's lot of stalk section in the tank, 30acres of the field was over-run by morning glory, and 6rows of our end rows were killed by tenant of the field to the south who so kindly forgot to pay attention that his corn was Roundup-Ready and ours wasn't. A few choice words later and we were happy...now i just have a ton of grass to chisel down.


Only got 1 field done so far and it was previous nursery ground, and it even averaged 185bu/acre! were hoping if i chisel it this fall, since its never been done before, that we can get some nice loose soil for the plants.
 

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We had a wind storm back in July that laid down some pieces of some of our corn fields. The early planted corn was mostly alright, as it had a better root system at the time. We bought a corn reel to help pick up the stuff that was flattened, but we really haven't used it yet. Anything that blew down "goose-necked" and came back up. We've been working on combining one of those fields for the past couple days, and it's been a one-way thing. The pleasant surprise is that it is still averaging around 180-190 bu/ac, and I know we're leaving plenty of ears on the ground. Moisture on this is 21-22%, but it has to come out ASAP. The deer and mice are starting to eat it up. On better ground, we've seen averages in the 220 range. I had expected average this year to be around 180.

The fundamentals in the corn market say it should go down. I think there is a lot of corn out there, and storage will be in short supply at the end of this harvest.

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Everyone I've talked to across the midwest says that 34Axx hasn't been very good at all. Hearing very good overall averages from ECIL. Some 240+ whole field averages.

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My dad started last Monday for high moisture corn that goes to a feedlot and ground into a pit then packed. 25 to 30% moisture and a good yield. He farms in NE Colorado in the sandhills.
 

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we've had rains at the right time brandon, lol...we got 97acres done today and ran a golden harvest/monsanto number (LL143RW) its a wierd number i can't remember....test weights of 56 and moisture of 17%....after drydown it came out to be 193bu/acre...which isn't bad considering 35acres looked like a morning glory field.

We're back to 34A18 tonight though and our test weights our 60-61 with a moisture of 16.5%...we can do 3/4mi with our 6 row head and its spilling on the cab!

Hope ya'll are as blessed as we seem to have been this year, the fields look and seem very deceiving with the green thats still left on the plant.
 

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How many ears per plant do you have to get 180-200+ bushel corn? Here in my part of Texas the average yields are 80-90bpa. I cut some this year for a guy that made 120 bpa. That's the best corn I have cut and some of the best I've seen around here. This might sound corny(lol), but could some of you guys up north post pics of the ears of 200+ bushel corn?
 

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We have combined three fields of corn, average dry bushels/acre range from 190 to 205 over our scale. I opened up a field with some pioneer, can't remember the number, and it was not doing as well as the dekalb we have planted. 61-72, and 61-73 are the top numbers so far that we have combined, did some yield checks and the first one we had three varieties ranging from 220-250 and the second the same varieties went 215-235. Lots of variation in the hilly fields. We have some crows corn that looks really good and has been in the past, wont get to it for a couple weeks or so because we switched to beans. Ebert you never said what the bushels/acre are on your A18, oh and what the heck does golden harvest have to do with Monsanto?
 

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Quote: Ebert you never said what the bushels/acre are on your A18, oh and what the heck does golden harvest have to do with Monsanto?

Golden Harvest has nothing to do with Monsanto, they buy their tech traits from them like everyone else.
 

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Here in the little corn belt yields seem to be about average. My brothers worked for a neighbor this week and the seven circles they cut went from 170 to 240bpa.

Last night we finished half of a circle of (mostly) Giant GB3113LL. That 60 acres averaged 173, with test weights ranging from 57 to 60. We're pretty happy with the yield considering it was planted into mud two weeks later than we wanted. I think the moisture averaged 15-16%, but there was a place where the sprinkler quit in the middle of the night and the extra water threw the maturity off, so the stalks were still pretty green and the moisture was 18%+.

There is still a lot of green corn in the area, which is kind of unusual for this time of year. The first part of April was pretty wet, so it was hard to get corn in the ground in a timely fashion. We have a field of Pioneer 33B50 planted on May 03 that's still really green. I'm guessing it's still 10-14 days from being ready. We have some later planted fields that look drier; I hope they are so we can keep working after we finished the current field.

Have a safe and successful harvest, everyone.

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Quote:Ebert you never said what the bushels/acre are on your A18, oh and what the heck does golden harvest have to do with Monsanto?

In the first post i said it averaged out to 185bu/acre which for old nursery ground is outstanding since we've never chiseled it.

I can't give any true yield numbers yet for a conventional farm because we haven't finished one yet, we moved onto the golden harvest number since it was close, and now we moved back to the homeplace to get the next one out....we're waiting for landlords corn to dry down to 15% so they dont money on drying.


Golden harvest (according to our rep) can't call this one variety a golden harvest product because monsanto traits or sometin, so its a completely different name....its wierd.


Im excited to see how our experimental plot of Yield-Guard VT quad-stack comes out....its lookin pretty good.
 

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here in NC Illinois (Bureau County) we have done around 500 acres of corn ranging from 193-230 bu. per acre dry moisture was 18.5-24. switched to beans on Tuesday afternoon and got about 705 acres done running only 45-55 usually get 60+ but to much rain in Aug and desiese. Hand shelled some corn Sat. 15-17% but it will have to wait still have plenty of beans that are ready. what is everybody else getting for bean yields? think they might be good property next summer.
 

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we'll see tomorrow...we're hoping for 60bpa beans, the early beans were getting 45 from what we've heard...hoping the late group 3's and early group 4's get it up there more.
 

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I guess I never said my location. I am in central iowa. We switched to beans on saturday and have had two fields go about 62, the one I'm in right now doesn't look as though it will be as good. Average on the monitor is 52, its an 80 and only have about 25 acres done now, so we'll see.
 

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We planted about 200 acres of test plot with different fertilizer rates. We planted Pioneer N39 and we got over 190b/a. Wow was that great for this area. We got 17.4 to 18.0 %. Neigbor's Pioneer A20 was out a week ago.

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Our local elevators have been doubting this year. They are complaining now because they do not have enough storage when they even have 1.3 million bushels and half a millon bushel ground storage.
 
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