From the Field Crop Report: June 21
Eastern North Dakota
You can definitely see where pre-emergence herbicides worked and where they didn’t. There are many environmental reasons, mainly dry weather, leading to really catastrophic weed control.
Look at the Roundup Ready canola coming in this picture. You can see chemical-resistant weeds are a growing problem. This farmer will have not only a more expensive chemical bill, but his yield will be significantly less.
Southeast North Dakota
You’re right… this photo isn’t North Dakota. This field happens to be near Percival, Iowa. As a corn product specialist for Latham Hi-Tech Seeds, I look at hybrids in multiple locations across eight states to take notes on stress tolerance and hybrid vigor.
Northeast South Dakota
After the wild week of weather we experienced last week, things have mellowed down. Winds of 90+ miles per hour accompanied last week’s storms, ripping roofs off buildings, uprooting trees and blasting young crops. There has been a fair amount of soybeans replanted, and corn was hailed out in some areas.
Doing some crop scouting LH 5095 VT2, which is nearing the v7 growth stage. Now is a great time for lots of different scouting in corn. You can scout for herbicide effectiveness, plant health, bugs, and roots. Digging roots can tell you a lot about your soil structure, tillage decisions, and planting.
Latham Hi-Tech Seed corn and soybeans are progressing nicely in Northwest Iowa! We are looking forward to the results we see this fall. Stop by our Field Day on August 31 and see how #crop17 is coming along.
South Central Minnesota & North Central Iowa
Southeast Minnesota & Northeast Iowa
West North Central Iowa
Got a kick out of this scene as I drove into the yard of a Latham dealer’s yard in West Central Iowa. Corn is in the V6 development stage and soybeans are between V1 and V3. We are not desperate for rain, but it is welcomed!
We had a hail event go through the region on June 14, causing widespread damage in Linn County.
Hail the size of golf balls and baseballs caused severe crop damage around Earlham, Iowa. Many fields in the area are a complete loss.
Western Iowa & Eastern Nebraska
It is that time of year to keep a watchful eye on fields for the most feared weed in the industry… Palmer Amaranth. This is a stock photo of an image that all producers should have seared into brains.