From the Field Crop Report: June 27
The 2018 crop is moving along quite well in Eastern Iowa. Most post-emerge applications of herbicide are complete. Pictured is a great looking field of Latham® L 2228 R2 soybeans by Princeton, Iowa. Watch for our field signs going up on plots and fields in your area. If you want a plot tour, just give me a call and we will make it happen!
This customer’s field of Latham® LH 6175 VT PRO RIB near Newton is close to tassel.
NORTHEAST IOWA & SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
Here is our LH 5025 VT2 PRO DG RIB. This Latham® DroughtGard hybrid is coming along well in Southeast Minnesota. We received more rain here last week, which is delaying spraying.
WEST NORTH CENTRAL IOWA
This Latham® SuperStrip plot planted near Iowa Falls shows the difference between L 2084 R2 with ILeVO and the 2084 without it. 2016 Trials Results Show it Pays to Treat Soybean Seed with ILeVO®.
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA & SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
All too often this is sight this growing season. It seems like there’s a permanent rain cloud over North Central Iowa!
Crop conditions across Northwest Iowa are all over the board. This spring we received rain of 4 to 7 inches per event, so farmers were lucky to get seed in the ground. Now it’s a struggle to get everything sprayed before the plants grow too tall. Weed pressure is high, and conditions are not fit to get sprayers in the field.
It’s been a rough season so far, so it’s good to see the great performance potential from great Latham® products like L 1958 L!
Notice in one photo, you can see the two different hybrids from Latham Hi-Tech Seed’s on-farm, multi-hybrid research. We’re looking forward to seeing these results!
WESTERN IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA
Our Corn SuperStrip in Cambridge, Wisc., looks fantastic! We planted 100- to 107-day corn hybrids with traits including Roundup Ready, VT2 PRO, and SmartStax.
The product that really stands out is LH 5742 RR (dark green entry on the left). It had perfect emergence for the cold and wet spring in this area, and it is 9 inches taller than any other entry. I have seen this hybrid in every field it was planted, and it looks great everywhere. I can’t wait to see what the monitors say this fall!
This Latham® Hi-Tech Hybrids SuperStrip was planted May 16 near Menomonie, Wisconsin. Overall, this plot looks very good. It’s no till and the previous crop was alfalfa.
The first picture shows LH 4517 is a showy, big leafy plant with excellent plant growth.
The second pic is LH 4692 RR, which also is a very showy plant with a big leafy appearance. This hybrid is doing very well on the no-till alfalfa. The check for this plot is 4454 VT2 PRO, which is looking very good across the maturity range (90-96).
The crop is progressing nicely. Field conditions in many places are less than ideal, so it’s a challenge to get crops sprayed.
This 160-acre field of Latham’s LibertyLink product L 1238 L was planted May 11 in Wilkin County near Foxholm, Minnesota. It’s looking very good!
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
Lots of rain has fallen this past week, causing flash floods. Many rivers and creeks are flowing outside their banks. Crops that are not under water look fabulous. Yesterday I even found a couple flowers in a soybean field.
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
The weather sure has been crazy this year! Rains continually fall in the same areas, but dry areas just can’t seem to catch a break. Another 6.5” of rain fell this past week in Marshall County. Soybeans are beginning to flower. Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) is showing up, but Latham® IRONCLADTM soybeans are showing their strength. Early planted corn is in the V9-V10 stage and shading the rows nicely.
SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
As we transition from the vegetative stage to the reproductive stage (R1 beginning flower) of soybeans, we need to make sure we are properly following all herbicide labels. Many labels have changed recently, and improper applications could lead to the elimination of some of the new herbicides available now for use on resistant weeds.
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
Weather patterns have been holding steady. Rains continue to be timely and temperatures pleasant. The past week and a half has been excellent conditions for spraying, so fields that were especially weedy are starting to clean up. We continue to trend upward with above-average GDU’s (growing degree units) at 30% higher than normal.
Pictured here is Latham® LH 3695 VT2 PRO in northwest Barnes County. These plants are almost 5 feet tall and this field was planted less than 6 weeks ago. Last year this hybrid excelled in the F.I.R.S.T. trials and placed #1 overall in the central data set. Our planting notes are spot-on so far: Excellent early vigor, check. Showy plant type, check. Fantastic-exciting new hybrid? So far so good!