McLean County

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Brian Schaumburg farms near Chenoa in northern McLean County.

Frost/freeze weather has set in, and harvest is winding down. Low moistures in beans are taking some yield out. High winds, which prompted Red Flag Warning,s are taking moisture out of the corn but are continuing to cause stalk lodging and ear drop. Respect others’ health, wear a mask! Corn,…

Several more days of uninterrupted harvest weather have over 50% of the crop in the bin. Yields continue in the 190-240 bushel range and beans 60-80. Most are seeing near or above APH yields on corn. Fertilizer applications and some tillage are starting. Markets are continuing to be front lo…

Harvest is progressing at about three-quarters throttle. Some are pushing hard in wind-damaged corn to avoid further losses. Others are content to ease into it, hoping for drier moistures. Goosenecked corn is yielding 10% to 20% less in the worst affected areas. Yields range from 195 to 260-…

Harvest and early voting have begun. Corn moistures are in the 20s with yields from the 190s to 250s so far. Goosenecked corn will not wait for a later harvest. Fungicide has paid off once again with 15 to 25-bushel increases. Beans in the 2.5 to 2.9 maturity are being cut. Moistures are low…