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Tour: Crops variable in Buckeye country
The MDA EarthSat tour is tallying corn yield potential by counting the number of plants and ears in a 30-foot length of 2 rows. Some fields like this one in Union County northwest of Columbus, Ohio, showed as few as 16 ears for every 48 plants, while others further to the northwest looked better, with an ear per plant.
These Union County soybeans, on the other hand, look a lot better. They're still flowering, so if they get a good rain or 2 in the next couple of weeks, they could make a decent crop. One farmer said he could either wind up with 15-bushel or 35-bushel soybeans depending on how Mother Nature behaves in the coming weeks.