Dr. Jeff Coulter, U of M Extension Agronomist, and Dr. Seth Naeve, Extension Soybean Specialist, covered what to expect for corn and soybean yields in 2022 as we move through August and into the fall. Hot weather during corn pollination may have reduced total kernel numbers per ear, especially in dry areas of the state. However, current weather forecasts do show average to good conditions for grain filling. Because of late planting and early summer growing conditions, many soybean fields did not reach canopy closure. It’s still possible to have good yields even with limited vegetative growth, but timely rains and cooler nights will help drive pod filling in August and September.
We want to thank our sponsors the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, along with the Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council.