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Crop Yields Variable In Iowa

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Despite an ideal planting season, field agronomists going through the corn belt think yields will be variable.

 Twelve teams of four scouts traveled through Iowa with the 2016 Pro Farmer Crop Tour and they were expecting a slight drop in Iowa corn yield.
Rains were in the area as the tour went through the state and field agronomist for DuPont Pioneer Erik Zumbach says as combines roll this year, yield monitors will be all over the board.
The numbers for Iowa were released and the corn crop is estimated at a 188 bushels an acre, the average soybean pod count in a three by three foot square is 1,225 pods.

Minnesota's numbers were released at the same time. They're likely to see a 182 bushes an acre and 1107 soybean pods in a three by three foot square.