Weekly Commentary - August 18, 2017
Gro’s US corn yield model continues to edge higher as the price of corn moves lower. Our latest estimate has come in at 167.5 bushels/acre (or 10.51 tonnes/hectare), up from the 166.8 (or 10.47) issued prior to the USDA’s WASDE report, which was at 169.5 (or 10.64). Improving satellite vegetation greenness images (NDVI) and improving crop condition scores have driven our estimate’s consecutive increases.
Gro’s chief yield modeler will be working as a crop scout for the Farm Journal Eastern Midwest Crop Tour next week. For updates from the fields, please post questions related to the Tour here in the forum.
Carlson, thanks for the comment and feedback!
Llion, we'd love to meet. We'll send you an email to coordinate.
I'm a relatively new customer and will be on the Western leg, would be great to have a chat on final evening when both teams join up
I agree vegetative health is improving but the many pollination issues are hard to quantify.