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Crop Tour: Inconsistency Plagues Illinois Crops

Scouts on the eastern leg of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour made their way through Illinois today. Brian Grete, leader of the eastern leg and Pro Farmer editor, says the crops he sampled were “definitely subpar.”
“Normally you roll through there and you see consistency and 200+ bu. yields,” he told U.S. Farm Report host Tyne Morgan. “There’s some out there but not enough to tip the scale.”
Grete says variability will be to blame for Illinois yield woes.
“There’s too much variability in the crop. Within fields and field-to-field, too,” he says. “It’s really hard to build a crop with variability.”
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