Carroll County

owns the Lucky Clover Dairy Farm near Savanna and is one of our original Cropwatchers. He and his son, Ronald, milk 90 Holstein cows and raise their own replacement animals. They also grow cor…

Storms May 23 displayed some tornado clouds, but thankfully no damage, only hard rain. From .1 to 1.8 inches fell. I received another inch Thursday. Hot, humid days really made crops and weeds grow. We post-sprayed our sod fields. Hay is being cut to be baled or chopped. The triticale we bal…

Rain since last report, 3.25 inches. Populations in the cornfields are excellent, and there is better color in spite of all the cloudy days. We have mowed our triticale and hope to bale it before the weekend rains. It was at the flag leaf stage and stood 36 inches tall. I learned a lessen on…

Rain for the week fell all day Tuesday, amounting to .7 of an inch. This made good soil to seed contact in most fields. The windshield view on a short trip revels 80% or more of the crop is planted. Some fields that could not be touched last year are now done. Hope the predicted frost this w…