From the Field Crop Reports: July 19th
Southeast North Dakota
Does anyone know what this is? I haven’t seen one of these for over 2 months! We finally got ¾” rain overnight without a lot of hail and this was the only puddle.
Northeast South Dakota
Scattered rain fell again in Northeast South Dakota, leaving from a trace to 2 inches. It wasn’t widespread but some was in areas that needed it. Corn is beginning to tassel and soybeans are gaining height and flowers
Southeast South Dakota
Latham® Dealers Matt and Taylor Sinkie took a balloon ride over their South Dakota farm this past week.
This is Latham’s SuperStrip plot in Morris, Minnesota. What a great looking plot by a new dealer here.
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Today was a good day to take crop report pictures!
The Latham Corn SuperStrip in Ripon, Wisconsin, is nearing the VT stage. Latham’s new 99-day SmartStax LH 4919 SS is showing off its excellent roots and stalks in this plot.
Meanwhile, across town in Ripon, the L 2482 R2 Soybeans are flowering and look excellent. Timely rains in this area, while missing most of the heavy rains, have the area farmers hoping for another bin-busting crop in 2017.
Maximum corn water usage occurs during tasseling, and we could use some rain in Northwest Iowa. Growers will be starting to think about fungicide application. I have heard a 20 bushel advantage the last couple of growing seasons!
South Central Minnesota & North Central Iowa
This field of LH 5505 VT2 PRO in Mitchell County Iowa, and many other local fields, are starting to tassel. Corn fields have really taken off the past 7-10 days. A few fields are being sprayed with fungicide. Soybean fields are starting to fill there rows.
We actually could use a little moisture since we’ve been getting these hot and humid days.
West North Central Iowa
Yesterday I put up field signs with Latham® dealer EJ Wolter from West Bend, Iowa. His plot looks very nice.
One advantage of working with Latham Hi-Tech Seeds is access to seed options. You can see in this one plot that our dealer is showcasing Latham® soybean with these traits and technologies: Balance GT, Roundup Ready 2 and Roundup Ready Xtend. We also have seed treatment options including SoyShield, SoyShield Plus, SoyShield Plus + Ilevo treated soybeans and Nemastrike.
Western Iowa & Eastern Nebraska