What's your estimate on corn harvest delay?

A lot of farmers planted corn late this spring. Now we'd like to know: Will your harvest be delayed, too? Or, will you get into the field around the usual time? If it'll be late, just how late? One or two weeks? A month? Will you be harvesting corn at Thanksgiving? Take our poll and let us know. As always, feel free to leave a comment with your anticipated dates and location of your farm (county and state). We love hearing your thoughts!

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Anonymous
on Oct 22, 2013

Whoa - I just wanted to comment. Some fields literally died in the fields. A storm with straight line wind caused green snap about 12 inches above the roots followed by 10 weeks with very little precipitation. We started harvesting soybeans September 17 and finished harvesting corn October 18, a full 2 weeks ahead of usual. Yields were better than last year but not up to expectations.

Anonymous
on Sep 15, 2013

6 weeks ago I thought we might have the best corn crop ever but no rain to speak of for 6 weeks has put a big hurt on the crop.

Anonymous
on Sep 15, 2013

Even with 5" rain in early August, our yields won't be that great. Dryland corn will probably be the bright spot of harvest, with average to slightly above average yields. Irrigated corn lost a lot of yield between milk and dough stage from a two week stint of cool cloudy weather- way more tip back than usual. Still should be average for yield. Dryland beans lost half of their yield potential in late August after 14 days of 95 plus degree heat. Fields are dying, not maturing- probably below average yields. Irrigated beans will be average at best with the heat and late planting. Southeast Nebraska.

Anonymous
on Sep 15, 2013

Hope it doesn't freeze soon

Anonymous
on Sep 14, 2013

We plan to start shelling Monday 9-16. First planted and 22%. All of our yieldchecks were over 200 which is a little above normal. Was a little dry, but recieved adequate rain in the last few days. Beans look good too.

Anonymous
on Sep 14, 2013

Our NC dryland corn is bouncing in the 140 to 160 range on average, but on 125 replanted acres due to excessive rainfall I'm estimating 60 to 80 BPA. Soybeans are really suffering in their reproductive stage due to no rain in the last month, yields being reduced everyday, especially on beans double-cropped behind wheat.

Anonymous
on Sep 14, 2013

West central Dakota County Mn.Finished planting corn June 4,Beans june20!

Anonymous
on Sep 14, 2013

last 5 weeks with little rain made the crop dry done faster then it should have. very very little still green.

Anonymous
on Sep 14, 2013

McLean Co Illinois: 3 inches of rain in August . Picked some end rows Sept 12. 32 to 34 percent!! Beans are turning. Will do beans before we go back to corn . The corn we tried was planted May 8! 3.1 beans were planted May 14!!

Anonymous
on Sep 11, 2013

Wet cold spring , monumental 9" rain in early July, very dry and very hot August. Whats next early frost?? South central MN

Anonymous
on Sep 11, 2013

30% of the corn is dying from no moisture, the other 70 percent has been pushed too fast by the heat and is dented but no kernel length.

Anonymous
on Sep 11, 2013

West of Omaha---Lots of late heat and little rain in August. We had cold conditions early in year (May June) with rain, then no rain and normal temps early (July) Mid July brought rain which looked like would produce a good crop. Then the rain stopped and the heat dome moved in. Corn ears seem to have less rows this year. Even irrigated. Dryland soybeans should yield in the upper 30's to 40. Dryland corn should be 120-140. Irrigated fields should be 60-70 soybeans. Corn 200-225. Harvest 2-3 weeks behind normal.

Anonymous
on Sep 11, 2013

Strip tilling was done first week of April then it rained. Corn was planted (no till) 20th and then more rain and could not get custom sprayers in. (wind, rain, etc.) Weeds became issue and then it frosted and turned corn white. Corn was small to tall all over the fields. Now, the 100 degree weather event in Sept. Agronomist has done has done been yield check 180 bu/a. and pop. @36.000/ppa. North central Ohio, Ashland county.

I will see how accurate that is when harvest is completed and tallied.

Anonymous
on Sep 11, 2013

We are chopping corn fast and furious and have been for a week or more. The 90 plus temps for days on end late in the season with rainfall being 6 inches below normal since July 1 has this crop on the ropes. Only the best soils or irrigated have a chance at being normal yields and those fields or parts of them will need at least 2 frost free weeks to black layer before they can begin to dry toward harvest.

Anonymous
on Sep 8, 2013

Simpson co. Ky.

Anonymous
on Sep 7, 2013

We are drying up fast and have Goss's Wilt in most fields in this whole region. Cobs are tipped off and what we thought a month ago would be our best drop ever has turned into a possible crop insurance event. Low test weights and possible frost would be devastating, besides moisture. A tough call at this juncture.

Anonymous
on Sep 7, 2013

Agronimist just said that our first corn planted in June we should chop as the plant is dead with the kernels at half milk stage.

Anonymous
on Sep 7, 2013

Redwood County Minnesota

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