Southeast North Dakota

Gary Geske

This good looking field of Latham L 0645 LL soybeans is just east of Enderlin, ND. Crops continue to push toward maturity. So far, I have not noticed aphid pressure that’s high enough to warrant an insecticide application .

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Northwest North Dakota

Brian McNamee 

You know the silage is going to be good when the Sudangrass looks like this! Pictured here is Elizabeth Rebonitsch, whose posing for a picture while helping her dad open the fields.

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Anticipation is growing with Latham customers as we’re predicting record tonnage per acre in Southwest North Dakota. This photo shows another farmer who’s happy with his Latham® LH 5062 GT/LFY silage hybrid. I cannot wait to do in-field testing!

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Northeast South Dakota

James Keltgen

Despite the challenging spring planting conditions and summer weather, some crops are developing nicely here in Northeast South Dakota. We’re only seeing low numbers of pests in corn and soybeans, but it’s unfortunate that more wet, cool weather is in the forecast. Growing Degree Units (GDUs) are needed to get corn to black layer. Corn needs roughly 54 days from brown silk to black layer. Some corn is still in the blister stage, putting us 45 days out with average temperatures. Soybeans continue to add pods except in wetter areas of the field where excess moisture has stunted growth.

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Latham’s LH 3937 VT2 PRO RIB, on the left, is 20 kernels around by 32 kernels long. LH 4937 VT2 PRO RIB, on the right, is 16×36.

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LH 4240 CNV at Ipswich is healthy and packing on yield!

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L 1482 R2X near Ipswich is fully canopied.


Southeast South Dakota

Ramie Coughlin


This week Southeast South Dakota is hosting its largest summer farm show, Dakota Fest. Latham Product Managers and Regional Sales Managers are busy talking with farmers about the challenges this year has brought and solutions to overcome them all. We are also discussing the latest and greatest products within Latham country. Many of our conversations have been about Enlist soybeans, silage corn and cover crops.

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Northern Minnesota

Ken Highness

With the harvest of sugar beets and spring wheat underway, there’s a lot of activity throughout the Red River Valley. The American Crystal Sugar Company starting pre-pile harvest. Pictured here is Latham® Dealer Todd Toppen, who is signing his plot for upcoming field days.

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Southern Minnesota

Justin Prokosch

We’ve been busy, walking plots and evaluating products throughout southern Minnesota.

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Northern Wisconsin

Joe Salter

Weather has been really good across the region, so we’re hoping it stays warm for a few more weeks. Soybeans have made great strides recently. Silage corn is getting close, so we soon will see fields getting chopped.

As you can see, LH 4937 VT2 PRO RIB looks great in several plots and locations across this territory. Corn is growing tall in this early maturity Latham® plot that is located in the heart of northern Wisconsin.

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Northwest Iowa

Jeremy Joynt

Much of Northwest Iowa received a welcomed rain this week. As you’re walking through your 2019 crop and deciding what to plant for 2020, note how your crop is handling stress. Are you seeing your soybeans with signs of SDS or IDC? If so, Latham® IRONCLAD products would be a great fit in fields.


Northeast Iowa

Craig Haaland

Here is our popular LH 5245 VT2 PRO corn hybrid in Fayette County. Crops are looking pretty good in Northeast Iowa. Soybeans are filled out at the top of the plant, so we just need a few more timely rains to finish out these crops. Fungicide spraying is coming to an end, and farmers are hoping for a late frost.

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Central Iowa

Aaron Steenhoek

Corn pollinated well, but yields will be variable this year compared to the consistency we have experienced the last couple years. Ear size and stand counts are all over the board both in length and girth. The late-planted corn pictured here is denting.

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Eastern Iowa

Jerry Broders 

LH 6187 VT2 PRO is standing tall and looking great by Aurora, Iowa.

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LH 5725 VT2 PRO is a key product for rotational acres for 2020!
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Western Iowa

Larry Krapfl

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Latham’s 5742 RR in Madison, Nebraska, is 18 kernel around and 40 kernels long. Harvest population is 27,250 ears per acre on dryland.

West North Central Iowa

Bart Peterson

This unusual trio has open range on this farmstead in Pocahontas County, Iowa. They do not wander off as Mama (hen) takes care of Porkchop, the piglet, like he’s one of her own. The calf is named Porterhouse, and they’re really quite entertaining to watch.

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North Central Iowa

Cory Greiman 

We’re seeing a lot of Northern Corn Rootworm beetles in fields where last year’s crop was soybeans, as well as in soybean fields that weren’t sprayed for aphids. Most farmers who sprayed a fungicide this season added in an insecticide, so they’re not experiencing heavy infestations now.

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