Western Indiana Soybeans Looking Good

first_img SHARE Facebook Twitter SHARE Facebook Twitter By Gary Truitt – Oct 14, 2019 Western Indiana Soybeans Looking Good Previous articleOptimism that This Time a US-China Deal Will Get SignedNext articleWestern Indiana Beans Looking Good and Finally a China Trade Deal that Might Happen on the HAT Tuesday Morning Edition Gary Truitt While many of the early harvest reports have not been encouraging, soybean numbers from western counties are  looking better.In West Central Indiana, corn is still far too wet to harvest, so growers have been focusing on soybeans. Ben Jacob, agronomist with Pioneer, says the beans are in good shape, “The focus here in western counties has been on soybeans; and, for the most part, they are doing well. I this is not the case in other parts of the state.”As for yields, Jacob says they are down from last year but better than had been expected, “On average, we are running about 10 bushels below last year, but that is a lot better than had been expected.” He noted that green stem was a lot more prevalent this year and was hurting yields in some areas.Jacob says the corn harvest will not begin in earnest until next week but worries that stalk issues will worsen as frost has occurred in several locations, “There, light frost just hurt stalk quality and grain fill. A hard freeze would be better.”  Extreme variability in moisture will also make the corn harvest a very slow one. Home Indiana Agriculture News Western Indiana Soybeans Looking Goodlast_img

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