Tammy Dobbels, Pioneer Area Manager in Southern Ohio says yields in her marketing area are surprisingly better than a year ago.
“We do have some weather event areas that will definitely change that, as an overall average,” said Dobbels. “But on the whole we’re seeing a very good year with yields.”
At Farm Science Review Dobbels said farmers were talking about the dry start to harvest and debating whether or not rain would be a blessing or a curse. And some were sharing their concerns with the health of the crop as the fall progresses.
“Stalk quality is going to be an issue,” said Dobbels, Pioneer Area Manager in Southern Ohio. “We have a saying, ‘the crop is as good as it is today,’ we’ll see about tomorrow.”