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.
I just finished walking the corn and soybean plots that are “from the field” WHO crop tour. As a whole both the corn and the beans are looking good. The corn is developing nicely and has been experiencing pollen shed. The soybeans are progressing right along. They are approaching canopy and are flowering. Moisture is certainly needed right now, but considering how much heat and lack of moisture we have had, they look good as a whole.
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.