Will corn hold up under yield pressure?
By: Audrey Kittrell
As corn crop matures, predicting yields against USDA acreage report becomes easier
The USDA acreage report shocked markets by claiming 100,000 more corn acres than expected. "While guessing at crop prospects before we see many tassels is always a little dangerous, we now have some idea about the physiological state of the crop as it enters the most critical yield-determining part of the season," said Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension agronomist.