Sotirios Archontoulis - ISU Assistant Professor
August 18, 2022
Compared to previous forecasts, there is a higher probability of below-average yields for both irrigated and rainfed corn, especially in the western fringe in the region. Overall, the regional average yield is expected to be below the historical averages.
August 4, 2022
There continues to be a high probability of near-average yields for most irrigated sites in the Corn Belt, while rainfed corn sites have a high probability of below-average yields in Nebraska, Kansas and Iowa.
July 6, 2022
The Yield Forecasting Center (YFC) will provide real-time information on corn phenology and forecasts of corn yield potential to aid growers and ag industry in making management, logistics and marketing decisions through the 2022 season.
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.
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.