Top-end yield coming off by the day

A crop consultant says every day without rain in Michigan is causing greater yield losses.

“It’s extremely dry.”

Frank Marcello tells Brownfield the area he covers in central Michigan only received sixth-tenths of an inch of rain in May.

“Unless the ground was extremely poorly tiled and always had a lot of moisture in it, the stands that are established, they’re losing yield potential, especially on the corn, every day,” he shares.  “And the established wheat that’s out there, winter wheat, every day that ticks by our top end on our wheat yields are gone.”

Marcello says earlier planted corn and soybeans have decent stands now, but will continue to diminish under dry conditions.

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