Weather is the big driver behind Kansas yield variability
A technical agronomist says corn and soybean yields have had a wide range this harvest and it all comes down to weather.
Morgan Schmidt is with Channel. She tells Brownfield as farmers start to think about the 2022 growing season it is important to look beyond this year’s crop. “Keep in mind that our growing conditions vary from year to year and rainfall patterns are going to be different,” she says. “The diseases we are experiencing are going to be a little bit different. Don’t make every single decision based on this last year, but rather encompass the last five years and farm based off of that.”
Schmidt says a lot of farmers faced stalk quality issues as well as Sudden Death Syndrome – so it’s important to work with your agronomist to make sure you’re planting a product that works best on your acres.