Coles County

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Todd Easton raises corn, soybeans, and wheat on his farm near Charleston.

It was a good week  in Coles County fields as rainfall Monday and Wednesday brought 3-plus inches that for the most part soaked right in. Some places got a little harder pounding that they wanted, and some of the more persistent ponds have filled in a bit, but nobody’s complaining. With both…

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We took turns on the high perch of the Miller Sprayer last week, applying materials good for the crops and bad for the pests. Early beans are hitting R3 with early corn at full silk for the most part. Thanks to just enough rain to keep things watered, most acres I have seen look good with th…

Welcome to July already those calendar changes sneak up on us it seems. The weather in the coles county area has shifted into a much nicer pattern of very nice summer growing days with occasional shower coming in ever so often. Some spots in some fields are nearing my head high by the 4th of…

We are finishing up our last herbicide sprayer passes in the corn and soybean fields and watching the crops grow. We were starting to get dry until Monday evening brought a pretty even 2 inches to the area. After that, the fields look as good as they have yet this year. It’s a tale of two cr…