Crop Status for Mid Sept. 2014


Yesterday, September 11, I drove back from a meeting in Kansas City. Along I-80 & I-35, very few cornfields had been harvested. However, several fields in the general Kansas City area appeared to be ready for harvest.

But massive amounts of rain received on September 9-10 will be delaying the beginning of harvest along the IA-MO state line.

The general health and maturity of the soybean crop is most easily seen today. If the entire field is yellowing, then that’s good. However, if you see areas in the bean field which are still green and other areas that are turning yellow, something is wrong.

Yellowing soybean field