Home > News > Crop Tour Reveals Heat-Stressed Crops with Average Yield Potential in Iowa

The 2023 Pro Farmer Crop Tour team is enduring excessively hot conditions while scouting fields in Nebraska and Iowa this week. Improvements from last year’s drought-stricken fields were noticeable, but not gone by any means. This is particularly true as triple-digit temperatures with minimal or no precipitation take their toll on corn and soybean fields.

Farmers report seeing widely variable yield ranges with 170 bu. corn being a happy compromise. Others in the area report concerns over tar spot. The first week of September will bring with it a definitive answer on how problematic the disease will be in the Corn Belt.

Read more on updates from the Pro Farmer Crop Tour here.

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