Nick and Beau Dawes WHO corn and soybean plots near Adel, Iowa, are maturing very well despite the slight 0.2” rain received so far in July. Corn is at growth stage R2 to R3. Due to the extreme heat and lack of mositure kernel abortion is occurring in all hybrids. The average high temperature in July, thus far is 96º and average low only reaching 73º. Soybeans are at R2 to R3 growth stage. There is no severe weed or disease pressure at this time.
The corn crop continues to grow rapidly and is looking healthy. Fields that were planted early are approaching tassel. Rootworm pressures seem to be in check at this point. Soybeans are between the 5th and 8th trifoliate. In the drier areas, uneven emergence and missing plants continue to be a problem. Insect and disease pressure remain low for now, but we need to keep a close eye out and continue to scout. The area received scattered rainfall last week on two separate occasions totaling 1.5” in Boone. This rain was much needed and allows the crops to continue to develop without as much stress. Also remember to follow our “From the Field” crop tour with locations at the Dawes’ farm near Adel and the Higgins’ farm near Grand Junction. New reports about each location were posted Monday.
Latham Hi-Tech Seeds / 1040 WHO Radio plot at Beau and Nick Dawes’ farm near Adel, Iowa, has received about an inch in the last two weeks. With moisture and heat, it’s growing rapidly. No weed pressure or insect pressures currently in either the beans or corn. Corn is at the V8-V10 stages and looking healthy. LH 6255 VT3 PRO is about 6.6 feet tall and others not that far behind. Beans are in V3 to early R1.