From the Field Crop Report: May 16

Posted on May 16, 2018 by:

EASTERN IOWA

Jerry Broders

Dave Boeding is planting Latham® seed beans while his grandson Brennen Boeding runs the seed tender.

CENTRAL IOWA

Bryan Rohe

A good part of Central Iowa has finished or is finishing planting all together. Corn has emerged and is looking good in most fields. Soybeans are just emerging in many fields.

Bryan

NORTHEAST IOWA & SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA

Craig Haaland

Monday we put in a Latham® corn plot in Black Hawk County. Many farmers are already done planting in that area. Further north and into southern Minnesota, however, planting is still at a standstill after 2 to 2.5 inches of rain fell last week. Sunny days are in order for next couple days, so we’re hopeful planting will resume on Thursday or Friday.

Craig H

 

WEST NORTH CENTRAL IOWA

Bart Peterson

This field was planted to LH 5279 SS April 27 near Dows, Iowa at a population of 35,000.

Bart

NORTH CENTRAL IOWA & SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA

Cory Greiman

These photos taken along Highway 69 near Garner, Iowa, sums up the wet spring we’ve experienced so far in northern Iowa and southern Minnesota.

NORTHWEST IOWA

Darin Chapman

It looks like we might get some much needed sunshine for a couple of days Northwest Iowa. There’s also another chance of rain this weekend, so farmers are working to get seed in the ground!

WESTERN IOWA & EASTERN NEBRASKA

Larry Krapfl

It’s been a wet week in western Iowa and eastern Nebraska, but at least the plot seed that got in the ground is emerging nicely.

Larry

 

SOUTHERN WISCONSIN

Greg Mair

Tuesday we journeyed north to find some dry soils and were able to plant a Latham SuperStrip in Almena, Wisc. The spring weather has been challenging, so only about 40% of the corn and 10% of soybeans planted.  I didn’t think planting conditions could ever be more challenging than in 2017, but unfortunately, conditions have been more challenging this spring.

Luckily positive harvest results from 2017 are holding off planters until soil conditions are right.  Beautiful weather forecast for this week will get us back on track before more rain moves in this weekend!

Greg

SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

Jay Nelson

Field conditions in South Central Minnesota are extremely variable, so planting progress varies. Areas in Renville County are 90% planted on corn and 60% planted on soybeans. Moving a little farther south to Redwood and Brown Counties, fields are only 5% planted on corn and 0% planted on soybeans.

These two photos were literally taken 5 miles apart. You can see where the field in the second photo is just too muddy to get into the field.

NORTHERN MINNESOTA

Ken Highness

Ryan Skaug of M&R Seed in Beltrami, Minn., on May 15 loads Latham® L 0485 R2 soybeans.

Ken

SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA

Ramie Coughlin

Planting came to a halt last Thursday in South Dakota as rain moved across most of the state. It just picked up again this Tuesday where we able to get our first Latham(R) plot of year in at Estelline, SD. It’s slow going this year, but we are taking advantage of every good day we get.

Ramie

EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA

Brian McNamee

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