Impact of Delayed Planting on Corn Yield Forecasts

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

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[…]

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[…]

US Soybean Yield Forecasts Trending Up

One Minute Summary The CropProphet Soybean yield forecast has been trending upward all season. The national yield forecast has increased 1.3 bu/a over the past 6 weeks. The Iowa trend graphic looks very similar to the national yield forecast trend.   The national yield forecast trend can be accessed via a trial or your subscription to[…]