From The Field Crop Reports: 10/24/18
There is a great urgency to finish harvesting soybeans pods to capture as much yield as possible.
NORTHEAST IOWA & SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
On October 22, Latham® Dealer Ramon Kuntz harvested L 2228 R2 under sunny skies at temperatures in the 60s. It went 65 bushels per acre at 12.5% moisture.
WEST NORTH CENTRAL IOWA
Father and son are combining Latham’s L 2684 L in the same field in West Central Iowa.
NORTH CENTRAL IOWA & SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
Farmers have finally gotten to harvest whole fields this week. Despite the extremely wet weather this growing season, we’re hearing reports of great whole-field corn averages. Latham 5245 VT2 PRO RIB went 239 bushels/acre (bu/A) at 15.7% moisture in the Garner area.
This third generation farmer and first time Latham grower said, “L 2186 L soybeans produced the highest yields that all three generations have seen on this farm.” They were surprised that they performed so well in the most stressed areas of this farm!
WESTERN IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA
Harvesting a Latham SuperStrip plot near Soldier, Iowa. Latham’s new release L 2249 L performed extremely well, yielding 70 bushels per acre.
Latham’s research team works hard to harvest a research plot near Emerson, Nebraska.
LH 5137 VT2 PRO had a strong showing last week in Watertown, Wisconsin. This great standing corn has excellent grain quality and outperformed a key competitive hybrid in Wisconsin by four bushels. Take a look at adding this outstanding Latham hybrid to your 2019 crop plan where you plant a 99- to 101-day hybrid on rotated ground.
Harvest is in full swing here in Northern Wisconsin. Soybeans are coming off the fields in good condition with average yields. Corn harvest has been slow, but most of the harvested corn is running between 18-22% moisture. Hopefully, we can take out plots next week. I’m eager to get to the early maturity corn plot! The plot check is LH 3937 VT2, which looks outstanding.
This 55-acre field of Latham LH 4437 VT2 PRO RIB near Morris, Minnesota produced a whole-field average of 218 bushels per acre.
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
We have been blessed with beautiful harvest weather for the past 10 days and grain is moving. We are nearing 80% completion of soybeans in Southeast South Dakota. I have been hearing soybean yields of 10- to 20-bushels above the standard average. Farmers are impressed with how far the genetics have come in a few short years, and as a result, they’re seeing impressive yields. On the Roundup Ready side, Latham’s L 1858 R2 is really shining once again. Also notice the cleanliness of the Liberty field pictured here. Watch the LathamSeeds.com for yield data as plots continue to be harvested. Keep an eye on F.I.R.S.T. trial results, too. Once again, Latham Seeds is having a tremendous year!
NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA
Soybean harvest is moving along quickly! Favorable weather has allowed farmers to get in several good days for combining in Northeast South Dakota. Moisture is running in the 9-10% range. Some farmers are working on corn. LH 4657 VT2 PRO RIB yielded 277 bushels/acre (bu/A) in a grower’s entry for the SD Corn Growers entry at Hazel. Numerous yield reports are pushing 230 to 240 bu/A. LH 4657 VT2 PRO RIB has excellent top end yield paired with great drought tolerance and late season plant intactness!
Unfortunately, there are still areas plagued by excess moisture in the region where harvest progress is slow.
LH 4450 CNV Looks to push 250 bu/acre near Groton, SD where rain was sparse this summer.
Harvesting the corn plot with Latham® dealers in Brandon, IA.
SOUTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
Nice weather has combines rolling at a rapid pace before the next chance of rain on Wednesday evening. This field of L 0982 R2 beans averaged over 55 bushels per acre even with drowned out acres in the field.
Field is in southwest Cass County, ND