From the Field Crop Report: June 13

Posted on June 13, 2018 by:


Jerry Broders

Crops across Eastern Iowa are growing by leaps and bounds. Rainfall varied from half an inch to 7 inches last weekend. Prior to the rainfall, corn here was rolling due to lack of moisture. These pictures were taken of the Latham® Hybrid SuperStrip plot planted April 29 by Bart Paulsen of Stockton. All the corn stands between 36 to 46 inches tall, so next week Bart plans to side-dress nitrogen.


Bryan Rohe

Farmers cutting alfalfa, corn is between V5 to V8 stages, and soybeans are growing nicely. Rain has been spotty in areas of the region. There are some areas that could use a little more rain.

Bryan 6.13


Craig Haaland

Latham’s popular L 2084 R2 is coming along great in northern Iowa. Corn and Soybean fields were coming along great before last weekend’s storm hit. Last Friday this area received another 4 inches of rain plus another 1.5 inches and hail on Saturday. Now the attention has turned to replanting soybeans.

Craig 6.13



Bart Peterson

Hail hit Webster and Wright Counties on Monday, May 28. Check out the photos in the last crop report to see how the corn is progressing. I took these pictures June 12 at the same location of the same corn plants. This corn is knee high or better.


Cory Greiman

A nice looking field of LH 5245 VT2 PRO RIB near Algona, IA.

Ramie 2


Darin Chapman

After a long drawn out spring, it rewarding to see good stands from these two hybrids. Latham’s  LH 6045 VT2 PRO RIB and LH 5635 VT2 PRO RIB look to have a bright future!


Larry Krapfl


Greg Mair

The 2017 rock star in Wisconsin, LH 5245 VT2 PRO RIB, is living up to the hype so far in 2018!  Some soils were cold at planting time, but it didn’t take any extra time for this hybrid to come out of the ground. I stopped to check on this perfect field here at V4 in Ripon, Wisc.. It was planted May 8. Nice weather and a heat wave forecast for this weekend will make it a race to get this field sprayed and side-dressed before the corn gets too big.  Strong emergence and uniform stands have my heart set on another solid year of performance from this hybrid!



Joey Salter

The last soybean plot went in the ground on Friday in Cadott, Wisc. Planting across the region is nearly finished. Now the race is on for weed control! Many of the corn acres have been covered, and the sprayers are going strong on soybeans. Giant ragweed is becoming an issue to the south and yellow nutsedge in the north. The northern half of the state could use a little rain as shown in the second photo. You can see late planted soybeans are struggling to break the surface.


Jay Nelson

The corn condition was rated 90% good to excellent in Minnesota, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Soybean condition was rated 86% good to excellent. Soybeans acres are 98% complete and 87% emerged. Unless, your ground happens to be in the areas that received 3 to 7 inches of rain during three days. Then your crops are submerged.

Photo Courtesy of Mike Chippewa Valley Corn & Soybean Growers

Photo Courtesy of Mike Chippewa Valley Corn & Soybean Growers


Ken Highness

A severe storm moved through Cass County on June 8. Unfortunately, it caused lots of damage to corn and soybeans fields around Kindred, North Dakota.


Ramie Coughlin

This spring as been an interesting to say the least. South Dakota has experienced heavy rain, flooding, slow/poor planting conditions, stretches of hot dry weather with strong winds, and areas of drought. As you can see from the pictures, we have many corn fields that have canopied and others are in very early growth stages. There are still people planting soybeans in this area.


Brian McNamee

Last week a very bad hail/wind/rain event hit about a 30-mile stretch in eastern Stutsman and western Barnes Counties of North Dakota. Tens of thousands of soybean acres needed to be replanted, so it was a scramble to get the appropriate seed to growers. We got Latham® seed delivered to our customers in less than four hours of a phone call, while some of our competitors took 24 to 48 hours to service the calls. I am very proud of customer service and am thankful for the Latham Team members who helped!

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