USDA WASDE – August Corn Yield Estimate Performance

USDA WASDE: How accurate are the estimates? As the end of the crop season approaches each year, the market eagerly awaits the August USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report, released by Cornell University’s Mann Library. CropProphet is a web-based solution providing users with a weather-based corn yield forecasts of the end-of-season USDA[…]

Heat Waves and Corn Yield: Timing Matters

Heat Waves and Corn Yield Heatwaves and corn yield have a potentially important relationship but the timing matters. There has been significant discussion recently regarding the possible impact of the developing heatwave on the corn yield forecast. While the heat will be very excessive for a few days, it is occurring prior to corn pollination[…]

Corn Planting Delays: Significant Impact on Corn Yield Forecasts

Corn Planting Delays: Introduction The most popular question from customers and prospective customers of CropProphet this year is “how do you account for the corn planting delays in your forecasts of corn yield?” This post addresses that question by looking at the performance of CropProphet in prior late planting years. May 2019 = Wet in[…]

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[…]