2022 Crop Tour Finds Lower Potential in SD and OH
Scouts on the first day of the Pro Farmer Crop Tour found an average corn yield of 118.45 bu. per acre in South Dakota, down sharply from both last year’s 151.45 bu. per acre estimate and the three-year Crop Tour average of 161.59 bu. per acre. Soybean pod counts in a 3’x3’ square came in at 871.40 for South Dakota, down from 996.86 in 2021 and 1,026.86 for the three year average.
In Ohio, samples yielded an average corn yield of 174.17 bu. per acre, down from 185.06 bu. per acre in 2021 but up from the three-year average of 169.03 bu. per acre. Soybean pod counts in a 3’x3’ square totaled 1,131.64 for Ohio, down from 1,195.37 in 2021 and below the three-year average of 1,038.35.
Today, scouts on the eastern leg of the Tour will sample routes from Noblesville, Indiana to Bloomington, Illinois, and scouts on the western leg will sample southeast Nebraska and Iowa.