The 2016 soybean plot harvest is off to a slow start. Many plots were too tough to harvest initially, and we’ll wait to share data until there are at least ten locations harvested. However, seed production has begun to provide some interesting insights.
- 347X2 went 91.9 bushel on a 72 acre field in central Illinois.
- 306X2 production hit 85.7 bushel on 240 acres in west-central Indiana.
- 187X2 has been strong versus white mold and went 72.9 bushel in mid-September in northeast Iowa.
- Purdue University: Preliminary results indicate Xtend varieties are dominating yield trials.
In general, I’ve heard corn yields are down 5 to 30 bushel per acre, depending on the region’s rainfall and overnight temperatures. Soybean yields appear to be stronger in 2016, with a few exceptions:
- Western Illinois into Iowa has significant SDS damage in some areas (Frontiersmen Brand has strong SDS tolerance resulting in lower impact).
- Stem Canker has hurt yields in Missouri, Illinois and the mid-south. I anticipated Frog Eye damage, but this did not materialize.
More yield data to come in an upcoming post.
– Doug Goodman, Peterson Genetics, Inc.