Lewis R1414VT2P is performing well in the Warsaw bottoms. Field average of 255 bushels/acre at 17% moisture. Thank you Vic Kerr and Kerr farms for letting us share!
Ear molds have been pretty common lately. The wet weather we have had through most of July and August has made for very favorable conditions for ear molds such as Diplodia to emerge. Diplodia is a white mold that starts at the base of the ear and eventually rots the entire ear. The mold may be apparent on the outside of the husk or on the shank. There may even be raised black bumps on the moldy husk or kernels. Another common ear mold we have noticed recently is Trichoderma. Trichoderma is a dark green mold that grows on or between the kernels and often covers the entire ear. If you are noticing fields with a lot of ear molds, please consider harvesting them first if possible. The diseases can eventually spread into the stock and cause stalk rots which will make them week and result in down corn.
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In FebNASS released county data for the 2015 corn and soybean crop. U of I has put together a map showing the potential payment.. This yield divided by the 86% of the benchmark guarantee for Adams, and Hancock County will yield a 2015 ARC-County corn payment. For example for Hancock County the revenue guarantee is $782.92 * 86% = $673.31 / 180 corn yield = $3.74. For Adams County the revenue guarantee is $719.44 * 86% = $618.72 / 158 corn yield = $3.92. These yields can still be tweaked, but past history has shown that we are within 5 bushels of the final yield number for the county. http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2016/02/2015-arc-co-payment-estimates-corn-soybeans.html
If the Corn will make its way to the elevator by the end of the year, an adjuster will use the elevator grade that is shown on your settlement sheet to adjust bushels.
If the Corn will go to a bin, you should first have a sample graded by the elevator to know what you are dealing with. Corn that is over 10% that is going to a bin until after the first of the year should have an adjuster get a sample and with the producer paying a fee have it graded by a state grader. CALL YOUR CROP INSURANCE AGENT if you suspect a problem.
Revenue Protection Trigger Price
Actual Yield bu/acre
This is just a reminder of what the minimum guarantees for RP crop insurance protection is: Yellow highlighted is the Feb average price, others are for those that sign up for the multiple price discovery