It’s no wonder that the four fields we’re watching “From the Field” are facing similar challenges this season since drought is affecting 29 contiguous states this growing season. Given the lack of moisture combined with extremely high temperatures, these fields are holding together quite well. Click below to see how fields are doing in the following locations:
The Latham® Hi-Tech Hybrids plot on the farm of Mike and Donna Aldinger near Iowa Falls in North Central Iowa is at R1 stage. This field was planted May 10 and was sprayed with herbicide to control weed pressure. There is not real weed, disease or insect pressure present.
Latham Hi-Tech Seeds is partnering with 1040 WHO Radio again for the 2012 Crop Tour Series. Listeners of “The Big Show” can follow three Latham customers from planting through harvest, providing crop progress reports live with WHO Radio’s Bob Quinn.
The “From the Field” Tour kicked off April 18 on the farm of Latham® dealer Ryan Higgins near Grand Junction in West Central Iowa. Due to recent rain fall in the area, planting came to a halt. Instead of focusing on the act of planting and the varieties being planted, yesterday’s interviews centered around these topics:
“The tour is a great opportunity for farmers to learn about the diversity of the different genetics and traits included in Latham® brand products,” said John Latham, president, Latham Hi-Tech Seeds. “Each of the three field stops will give us a look at how Latham products and technologies adapt to different agronomic and soil conditions.”
2012 WHO/Latham Crop Tour Stops include: