Friday, January 30, 2015
Indiana Record High Soybean Yield
Illinois soybean growers also reached the 56 bushels per acre level, 4.5 bushels better than the 2010 bumper crop.
Indiana had 5.49 million soybean acres, 300,000 more than in 2013, producing 307.44 million bushels. Hoosiers produced more than 267.28 million bushels in 2013.
The Prairie State tallied 547.68 million bushels of soybeans on 9.78 million acres, after producing 474 million on 300,000 less acres in 2013.
Iowa soybean production was estimated at 506 million bushels in 2014, the highest since 2006. Iowa soybean growers averaged 51.5 bushels per acre in 2014. The harvested acreage of 9.82 million was 570,000 above the previous year.
An estimated 2.37 billion bushels of corn was produced in Iowa, the third largest in history. Iowa has led the nation in corn production for 21 consecutive years and 36 of last 37 years.
Iowa's corn yield was estimated at 178 bushels per acre over 13.3 million acres, 250,000 acres above 2013.
Sure the weather was good for soybean production but I think there is more to it than that.
1. Inoculation has raised yields several bushels per acre
2. Record use of lime, gypsum, litter and potash
3. We are learning to control resistant weeds
That's my thought on these yields. Pick it apart.
I would like to hear your thoughts.