Sotirios Archontoulis - ISU Professor

Hybrid-Maize model locations

2024 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results

July 10, 2024
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 stakeholders in making management, logistics and marketing decisions through the 2024 season.

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Rainfed corn yield chart

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts: End-of-season Forecasts Suggest Near to Below-average Yields for the Region

September 14, 2023
The forecasted yield potential this season is 7% below the historical average for both rainfed and irrigated corn, similar to predictions in September 2022.

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Predicted corn yield 2023 map

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 23

August 23, 2023
Overall, the Corn Belt's regional yield this season is expected to be near the historical average, with a few areas in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri exhibiting potential for above-average yields.

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Corn yield forecast map 2023

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 2

August 3, 2023
There continues to be a high probability of near-average yields for most irrigated sites in the Corn Belt, while expectations for rainfed corn sites are diverse across the region.

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Corn yield forecast map 2023

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts as of July 13

July 12, 2023
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.

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Hybrid-Maize model locations

2023 Corn Yield Forecasts: Approach and Interpretation of Results

July 5, 2023
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 stakeholders in making management, logistics and marketing decisions through the 2023 season.

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Rainfed corn yield chart

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 16

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.

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Corn yield forecast map 2022

2022 Corn Yield Forecasts as of Aug. 2

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.

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