Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Reality check on "New Dust Bowl" hype: 2012 Nebraska corn yields still forecasted to be 20-40 times 1934 Nebraska corn yields

What Drought Did to Crop Yields in the 1930s
In 1934, Nebraska saw the driest year on record with only 14.5 inches of rainfall. The state's corn crop dropped even more to only 6.2 bushels per acre.
[July 19, 2012]:  2012 Potential Corn Yields Based on July 15 Hybrid-Maize Model Simulations - UNL CropWatch, July
[See table 1 here: For five Nebraska locations, median forecasted yields for rainfed corn are 118-130 bushels per acre; for irrigated corn, the median forecasted yields are 228-245 bushels per acre]

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