8/8/18 Crop Report Update
Are you using precision for planting and harvest? Do you have a tough time understanding the maps and drawing conclusions?
Latham customers see value in working with us to use maps to select products and other inputs on a field-by-field basis. We’re here to help farmers understand their data or show them ways do get this data with no cost. Contact Phil Long at the Latham Seeds office at 877-GO-LATHAM to get started!
NORTHEAST IOWA & SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
WEST NORTH CENTRAL IOWA
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA & SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
WESTERN IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA
This new seeding LH 455TQ RR was seeded April 10. First cutting was made July 2, and it was ready to cut again on August 1. The regrowth on this product is amazing! We will definitely get three, if not four, cuttings this season. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!
It’s hard for growers in Wisconsin not to show off their fields of LH 5245 VT2 PRO RIB. This field was planted early into cold soils. Quick emergence with a good early vigor score has helped this get off to a strong start. Excellent growing conditions have helped it develop nicely. It should be fun to see monitors when harvest rolls around.
Crops in Northern Wisconsin are hanging in there. I checked some fields with a dealer and his customer, who is very satisfied with our products. LH 4241 RR, a strong silage hybrid with excellent starch digestibility and very good fiber digestibility. We also looked at LH 3547 VT2 PRO RIB and LH 3877 VT2 PRO RIB, which looked very good as well.
Below you can see L 1184 R2X on the left and E 1159 R2 on the right. They are both looking very strong and showing consistent stand height.
The last photo shows the consistent height of L 0982 R2. Its standability was put to the test! This field was hit with heavy wind and rains. Now I’m seeing some white mold. Remember to note areas with white mold and plant IRONCLAD brands, exclusively from Latham, on those affected fields. The best offense against white mold is a great defensive product.
Pictured here is a field of Latham L 0982 R2 that I was scouting for aphids. The corn picture was taken in a 160-acre field where LH 3877 VT2 PRO is looking very fine. My grandson Casen was helping me that day and was rewarded play time at the local playground!
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
Temps were below normal in perfect timing for the corn to flower in July. With most of the pollination done, temps have soared back to the 90s. These hotter temps should help keep the aphid populations in control and help put up some heat units that were lost in July. Now that August is here, harvest is just around the corner.
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
As small grains and pulse crops ripen and harvest begins, keep scouting soybean and corn fields for insects. Insects migrate across to crops that still have green foliage as crops ripen and green tissue dries. If caught soon enough, we can often spray the borders of a field rather than applying insecticide to every acre.
EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA