Crops around Grand Island, Neb

As part of the ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour that got underway on Monday, Pioneer Area Agronomist Jeff Mueller toured corn and soybean fields around Grand Island, Nebraska.

“The crop’s looking pretty good, we’re really starting to move it a long pretty well,” said Mueller. “Through most of the fields we looked at we’re anywhere from mid-dough, to seeing some fields that are full dent, so the crop is progressing along very nicely.”

And Mueller tells Brownfield corn yields look pretty good.

“On the irrigated ground we seeing yield estimates that we think will be anywhere in that 220 to 240 (bu/ac) range,” the Pioneer area agronomist said. “Some of the dry land which has caught a rain here late looks like it’s going to be pretty good, we have some dry land that missed some of the rain that is stressed, but again, yield look like they should pretty favorable in this area this year.”

As far as soybeans around the Grand Island, Nebraska area, Mueller anticipates a pretty good crop.

“Probably looking in the 60 to 70 bushel range for the irrigated soybeans we’ve seen,” Mueller said. “A couple of rains in late August has helped put some of that top growth on to add some more pods, as of right now the soybeans look like we should have some pretty solid yields also.”

Audio: Jeff Mueller, Area agronomist, Pioneer (3:45 MP3)

The ProFarmer Midwest Crop Tour continues through Friday.

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