Montgomery County Extension conducted their annual yield survey of the area corn crop on Thursday, September 5. The survey data gathered resulted in an estimated county wide average yield of 187.5 bushels per acre, which was down from last year’s average of 215.7 bushels per acre.

The day began with volunteers meeting at 8 AM at University of Illinois Extension Office in Hillsboro where they broke into groups to survey crops across the county. Groups then returned to the Extension office before noon to share results and enjoy lunch.

Volunteers sampled fields in each of the 19 townships in Montgomery County. Results for each township are:

Audubon – 179.9

Bois D’Arc – 215.1

Butler Grove – 202.7

East Fork – 182.5

Fillmore – 182.9

Grisham – 179.3

Harvel – 195.6

Hillsboro – 177.3

Irving – 188.9

Nokomis – 170.5

North Litchfield – 191.6

Pitman – 204.9

Raymond – 199.0

Rountree – 193.3

South Fillmore – 175.9

South Litchfield – 187.8

Walshville – 168.1

Witt – 183.0

Zanesville – 184.9

County Wide Average: 187.5 Bushels/Acre

 

The survey was sponsored by First National Bank of Litchfield; Security National Bank of Witt; Montgomery Land Improvement, Inc., and Montgomery County Farm Bureau

Volunteers for the survey were: Mike Bitter, Brian Brown, Tim Hoehn, Heath Houck, Lisa Klaus, Mark Knodle, Nick Kuhns, Jim Miller, Jay Niemann, Kevin Niemann, Gabe Osborn, Jay Ryan, Matt Stolte, Terry Trader, and Dr. Talon Becker, Commercial Ag Extension Educator, University of Illinois complied the data.

Anyone interested in volunteering for or sponsoring future yield surveys is asked to contact the Montgomery County Extension Office at (217) 532-3941.