Early 2019 Crop Season Precipitation was Predicted

Prescient Weather, the creator of CropProphet, also offers a long-range forecast and analysis tool called the World Climate Service. Our company focuses on developing market-leading, scientifically-based climate information services. CropProphet is an excellent example of a climate information application because annual crop yields are dependent on weather conditions over an entire crop season. In other[…]

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[…]

Historical State Grain Yields

  Causes of Grain Yield Variation There are two primary causes of corn and soybean yield variations at the regional level in the United States.   They are: The Technology Trend – many types of technology is improving yields for both soybeans and corn. The result is an increase of how much crop can be produced[…]

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[…]