ECWMF Forecast Model data in CropProphet

The mission of CropProphet is to quantify the impact weather has on crop yield and production as objectively as possible.  The #1 request for product improvement during 2018 while discussing our mission with customers was to add ECWMF analysis. ECMWF is the weather forecast model from the European Center for Medium Range Weather Forecasts.  It[…]

Enhancements for 2019

The heart of the 2019 US Grains season is rapidly approaching as corn and soybean planting finally gets underway in some parts of the Midwest.   The CropProphet team has been very busy for many months with preparations for the 2019 season and in this post, we discuss the updates and improvements we are releasing for[…]

Impact of September Rain on Corn Yields

Impact of September Rain on Corn Yields September has begun with heavy precipitation falling in parts of the key corn growing state of Iowa.  This has raised concerns on whether this could detrimentally impact corn yield.   In order to quantify the potential impacts, we can examine historical CropProphet databases and end of season yields to[…]

Corn Yield Forecast Change (and Soybeans)

One Minute Summary Throughout July the difference between our “year-to-date” forecast and the impact of the 14-day weather forecast suggested weather was supporting yield development. The last 5 days have seen this difference decrease.   It’s likely the biggest increases in yields forecasts have already occurred.  However, weather can still impact the final estimates of corn[…]

July Precip Impact on Corn Yield Forecast

One Minute Summary Much of the US grain belt experience below normal precipitation in July, 2018 In some important states, such as Illinois, nearly 100% of counties experienced below normal precipitation during July While some locations are definitely being negatively impacted this year, the July precipitation deficit is likely not going to be critical to[…]

July USDA Winter Wheat Estimates

One Minute Summary The U.S. winter wheat harvest is three-fourths finished The final CropProphet winter wheat yield and production estimates were lower than the USDA July estimates CropProphet indicated more severe drought damage in the southern Plains USDA Winter Wheat Estimates The harvest for U.S. winter wheat is nearing completion, with the most recent Crop[…]