Corn & Soybean Digest surveyed readers online to find out what their planting intentions would be for the coming growing season. Here are the results:

How will your 2011 soybean acres compare to 2010?

 

Increased over 2010

19.8%

Equal to 2010

48.4%

Decreased from 2010

23.6%

Not growing soybeans in 2011

8.2%

Respondent Count

932

Base = 939 All respondents

By what percent will your soybean acres INCREASE from 2010?

1% - 10%

25.9%

11% - 20%

40.5%

21% - 30%

11.4%

31% - 40%

2.7%

41% - 50%

4.3%

51% or more

15.1%

Respondent Count

185

Base = 939 All respondent

 By what percent will your soybean acres DECREASE from 2010?

1% - 10%

28.6%

11% - 20%

41.8%

21% - 30%

16.4%

31% - 40%

4.5%

41% - 50%

3.2%

51% or more

5.5%

Respondent Count

220

Base = 939 All respondents

 

How will your 2011 corn acres compare to 2010?

Increased over 2010

31.0%

Equal to 2010

48.4%

Decreased from 2010

14.9%

Not growing corn in 2011

5.7%

Respondent Count

928

Base = 939 All respondents

What percent of your 2011 crop will be corn on corn?

0%

29.5%

1% - 10%

17.0%

11% - 20%

15.6%

21% - 30%

9.3%

31% - 40%

4.9%

41% - 50%

8.3%

51% or more

15.4%

Respondent Count

871

Base = 939 All respondents

 Why will you increase your corn acreage?

To stick with my crop rotation

49.5%

Expect increased profits from corn

46.7%

Expect higher yields from corn

21.3%

Expect better insect/weed control

5.9%

Hybrids available that are more drought resistant

5.6%

Contracted for corn ethanol

5.2%

Expect increased corn exports

4.9%

Other

15.3%

Respondent Count

287

Base = 288 Increasing corn acreage

Percents may reflect multiple answers

How will you increase your corn acreage?

Decrease soybean acres

63.4%

Decrease wheat acres

11.3%

Tilling hay ground

10.6%

Tilling pasture ground

5.6%

CRP acres have come out of the program

3.5%

Decrease sorghum/milo acres

2.8%

Decrease cotton acres

1.4%

Other

21.1%

Respondent Count

284

Base = 288 Increasing corn acreage

Percents may reflect multiple answers

Why are you not planting more corn in 2011?

Need crop rotation

76.5%

Higher input costs, especially fertilizer

28.6%

Worried about disease/weed pressure/insect control

9.8%

Heavier crop residue to contend with

8.4%

Too much labor

5.4%

Not enough profit potential

4.7%

Higher equipment costs

3.3%

Other

13.4%

Respondent Count

574

Base = 939 All respondents

Percents may reflect multiple answers

 

How many cropland acres did you grow in 2010?

0

1.4%

1 to 50 acres

.6%

51 to 100 acres

.8%

101 to 250 acres

2.4%

251 to 500 acres

13.3%

501 to 750 acres

18.2%

751 to 1,000 acres

17.7%

1,001 to 1,500 acres

15.3%

1,501 to 2,000 acres

9.2%

More than 2,000 acres

21.0%

Respondent Count

795

Base = 939 All respondents

 

 

 

How many acres of the following did you plant in 2010?

Corn:

0

6.6%

1 to 50 acres

1.8%

51 to 100 acres

3.6%

101 to 250 acres

15.5%

251 to 500 acres

32.5%

501 to 750 acres

14.7%

751 to 1,000 acres

8.0%

1,001 to 1,500 acres

8.5%

1,501 to 2,000 acres

3.7%

More than 2,000 acres

5.2%

Respondent Count

927

Base = 939 All respondents

 

Soybeans

0

7.7%

1 to 50 acres

1.4%

51 to 100 acres

3.4%

101 to 250 acres

16.4%

251 to 500 acres

34.8%

501 to 750 acres

13.0%

751 to 1,000 acres

7.9%

1,001 to 1,500 acres

8.0%

1,501 to 2,000 acres

3.1%

More than 2,000 acres

4.3%

Respondent Count

912

Base = 939 All respondents

 


Cotton:

0

95.7%

1 to 50 acres

.1%

51 to 100 acres

.5%

101 to 250 acres

.4%

251 to 500 acres

1.0%

501 to 750 acres

-

751 to 1,000 acres

1.0%

1,001 to 1,500 acres

.7%

1,501 to 2,000 acres

.1%

More than 2,000 acres

.4%

Respondent Count

768

Base = 939 All respondents

 

Wheat:

0

61.1%

1 to 50 acres

7.5%

51 to 100 acres

7.8%

101 to 250 acres

8.7%

251 to 500 acres

5.3%

501 to 750 acres

2.7%

751 to 1,000 acres

2.5%

1,001 to 1,500 acres

2.4%

1,501 to 2,000 acres

.7%

More than 2,000 acres

1.2%

Respondent Count

805

Base = 939 All respondents