We received about 4 to 6 tenths of rain over the past week. Although it wasn’t much, we’re thankful for every drop. Tillage work is going on along with just a few farmers left to finish corn harvest.
Farmers are finishing up with harvest, and tillage is underway. Yields are all over the place on both corn and beans. We received a small amount of rainfall on Oct. 9; it sure would be nice to get an all- soaker.
We need rain, of course. Many corn fields in South Central to Southeastern Minnesota are tasseling with fields in north Iowa just beginning to tassel. Soybean development is slow. Due to extreme heat and moisture stress, we’re also seeing more fields exhibiting signs of Iron Chlorosis. Avoid applying chemicals on these areas as that will damage the already-stunted and chlorotic plants. The best thing to do at this point is take note of areas where IDC is a problem. Then be proactive when choosing future soybean varieties for these fields. Because Latham Hi-Tech Seeds is headquartered where Iron Chlorosis is a familiar challenge, many of our products offer the industry’s best IDC scores.