Ray Massey - University of Missouri Extension Professor
September 16, 2021
In line with our previous reports, our forecasted yield potential this season seems to be 10% below the historical average.
August 25, 2021
In line with previous forecasts in mid-July and early August, there is no indication that this is going to be a record — and not even an above average — year for national corn yield.
August 4, 2021
Below-average rainfall has increased the probability of low yield for rainfed sites in western and northern parts of the Corn Belt and central Iowa.
July 14, 2021
Although it is still too early to make strong inferences about end-of-season yields for irrigated corn, there is a relatively high probability for near-average yields for a majority of sites.
June 30, 2021
The Yield Forecasting Center (YFC) will provide real-time information on corn phenology and forecasts of corn yield potential every three weeks, starting in mid-July, to aid growers and ag industry in making management, logistics and marketing decisions through the 2021 season.
September 17, 2020
Our forecasts suggest a near-average year for irrigated corn at most sites. For rainfed corn, the scenario is diverse across regions.
August 27, 2020
Compared with our previous forecasts, there is still a high probability of near-average yields for the majority of the irrigated sites. For rainfed corn, the scenario is diverse across regions.
June 29, 2018
Here's how the Yield Forecasting Center will be developing corn yield forecasts for 41 locations across the Corn Belt during the 2018 crop season. Modeling, using Hybrid-Maize, weather data, and on-site verification help researchers estimate yields so growers can adjust management during the season, if necessary.