From the Field Crop Reports: July 11
Things are looking good in Eastern Iowa! This Latham® corn plot was planted April 29, and the 114-day hybrid has already tasseled. This soybean plot was planted May 16.
These photos were taken this week at a Latham plot near Oskaloosa, Iowa. It’s time to start looking at plots and planning for next year’s seed needs. “Independent Options” will make the difference! Latham Hi-Tech Seeds will offer six different soybeans technologies and many different corn hybrids to maximize your profit per acre.
NORTHEAST IOWA & SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
It’s important to keep scouting your fields. Here’s a field of our popular LH 5245 VT2 PRO RIB in Black Hawk County. It’s been a dry week, so farmers were able to finish spraying. Soybean fields are finally starting to come around and looking better.
WEST NORTH CENTRAL IOWA
Latham® Dealers are busy putting signs in corn and soybean SuperStrip plots.
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA & SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
Weather events just keep happening in Northwest Iowa. Just as we finished with replants, Mother Nature delivered hail.
WESTERN IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA
Soybeans have begun to flower in my territory and we are beginning to see a lot of sprayers in the field with the dryer weather conditions this week.
LH 5495 3122 EZR has excellent plant health at flowering in southern Wisconsin. This field’s end use will be corn silage this fall because of the tonnage and flexible use of this product. I have not noticed much for corn diseases in the fields in 2018.
The only pests I have seen in fields are Japanese Beetles. The Japanese Beetles are just starting to chew on soybean plants as seen in this field of L 2228 R2. Now is the time to scout your fields for weed and pest issues. It’s also time to start planning for 2019.
Overall, crops are still in pretty good condition across Northern Wisconsin. However, signs of drought are present on lighter soils. As leaves curl and turn gray, farmers are becoming more concerned about yield loss. This link to an Iowa State University article includes some very good information about yield loss in both corn and soybeans: https://crops.extension.iastate.edu/cropnews/2017/07/influence-drought-corn-and-soybean
As I’m looking at crops, it’s apparent that Latham products are awesome. This Field was split planted and LH 5245 stood strong against some heavy wind. This area also received 11 inches of rain over three days.
This picture was taken July 7 near Morris, Minn. This field of LH 455TQ RR was planted this spring and spayed twice with Roundup®. You can see the great weed control in this first cutting.
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
This week winter wheat harvest has kicked off in South Dakota. With some long awaited dry warm weather, the wheat finished drying and combines started rolling. Little Jett looks on while his dad, Jim, unloads a hopper full of wheat.
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
Warm weather has pushed the corn crop along. Even with late planting this spring, corn development is ahead of average. Tassels will pop on much of the corn this week, and cooler temps will be beneficial to pollination. Soybeans have been coming along slowly due to wetter conditions, and Iron Deficiency Chlorosis (IDC) is showing up this year. Research has proven that planting IDC-tolerant soybean brands is really the best management practice. To help farmers better identify those soybeans that have high tolerance to IDC, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds has designed a lineup of soybeans as IRONCLAD™.
SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
Growing conditions have been pretty good this spring, so Kyle Geske is applying more nitrogen to help maximize yield in some of his fields. Crop scouting is important this time of year even if you don’t plan on applying more fertilizer now as next year’s fertilizer maps can be adjusted based on areas that are insufficient this season.
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA
Latham® LH 4940 CONV/LFY continues to impress everywhere its grown. I can’t wait to do pre-harvest tests for tons per acre and silage quality. It looks to be an exciting new addition to our Latham portfolio.