IL farmer eyeing strong yield this fall


IL farmer eyeing strong yield this fall

Things are looking up for a northeastern Illinois corn and soybean grower.

Steve Pitstick tells Brownfield adequate moisture so far this year has been key.

“We’ve had timely rains, we’ve had pretty warm temperatures,” he said. “I don’t have many worries right now.”

Pitstick said he normally runs into too much moisture.

“We usually lose two to three percent [of the crop] every year to ponding and whatever,” he said. “So far so good on that front. So, right there is just enough to put us above average.”

Pitstick said his crops, especially corn, got off to a late start this year because of excessive spring wetness. But he said recent heat waves have helped his corn catch up. Pitstick said he’s hoping for an above average yield this year.

Steve Pitstick Interview