Posted on October 18, 2011 at 2:23 PM by Iowa Corn
Harvest Updates from Iowa Corn Leaders - Tuesday, October 18, 2011
In northwest Iowa, Roger Knoblock, of Lester estimates that soybean harvest is complete for the most part. The earlier soybean varieties yielded better than later varieties. Corn harvest continues with yields that range from 170 to 210 bushels per acre. Fields that yielded better had more rain. However, with some hybrids that yielded better, there were still problems with weak stalks. Stalk cannibalization in hybrids was common in the area.
In southeast Iowa, Jerry Main of Fairfield had some rain on Monday afternoon. Corn combines are still running but soybean harvest has been halted until it dries a little more. Main estimates that soybean harvest is about 90 percent complete. The only soybeans left to harvest are the fields that were planted in July. He estimates that 60 or 70 percent of the corn in his area has been harvested.
In western Iowa, Kevin Ross of Minden wrapped up soybean harvest this past Saturday. There might be five percent of the soybeans left to harvest in the area. Corn harvest is going strong with yields ranging from 160 to 210 bushels per acre.