From the Field Crop Reports: July 18
Latham 6175 VT2 PRO RIB, shown here, is a very healthy hybrid that works well on many soil types without much management.
NORTHEAST IOWA & SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
WEST NORTH CENTRAL IOWA
This beautiful field of L 2684 L near Arthur, Iowa, is weed free.
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA & SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
This field of Latham® LH 4454 VT2 PRO RIB was planted May 16 and is tasseling near Emmetsburg, Iowa.
Latham’s LH 5245 VT2 PRO RIB and LH 5215 VT2 PRO RIB really pair well together. With all the weather events we’ve had in Northwest Iowa, these two hybrids look great! I look forward to the yield analysis.
WESTERN IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA
Scouting fields during the growing season is beneficial to determine if there are any yield-limiting factors that can cause even thinner margins.
Risk management needs to be in the forefront of every decision on the farm when margins are this thin. This field of glyphosate-resistant corn in Green County is infested with armyworms. This field was sprayed pre-emerge with an insecticide and then sprayed again with a pesticide last Friday. Armyworm presence still exists and will need to be addressed again.
Planning ahead to 2019, this farmer will likely be plant fully traited genetics to limit exposer to insect pressure.
- L 0838 R2 is the check.
- L 1184 R2 X looks really good. It’s a tall, bushy plant that filled in the 30-inch rows with ease.
- E 1159 R2 is also a tall, bushy plant with a distinct darker green appearance.
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
Most South Dakota crops are looking great! We have had good heat units with some nice cool days and nights, along with good moisture. The rains have taken a bit of a break, so growers have had a chance to spray soybean fields. Many producers are finishing up second cuttings of hay, and the spring wheat is ripening.
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
Lighter soils are starting to show stress in the Watertown area where pollination is in full swing. Rain is still badly needed in many areas. Corn in the Northern areas is further along and nearing the end of pollination. Soybeans are beginning to set some pods and continue to near canopy. No disease or insect pressure is showing up yet.
SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA