Fayette County

David Schaal raises corn, soybeans and wheat near St. Peter in Fayette County.

We have received 1 3/4 inch of rain since last report, and along with that, we have not seen any sunshine or drying weather. Some places in the county have received close to 3 inches. No field activity has occurred. Farmers are catching up on odds jobs and getting equipment ready to roll whe…

There was a little fieldwork last week despite the cool, damp conditions. Most farmers are finishing corn planting. A few have replanted some corn along with whole fields being redone and some spotting in taking place. Corn stands are not perfect in the area. With the cool temperatures, the …

Another week with no activity to speak of. There was a little spraying going on Wednesday and Thursday, mostly on cornstalk burn down. Have had two or three light rain events since last report that has kept fieldwork at zero. Crops still slow to emerge but seeing more and more every day. Coo…

Went from dust to mud with a little more than 3 inches since April 22. Some places to the north and west have had a little more. The first inch was welcome. The second rain didn't hurt too much, but the third didn't help anything out a bit. The Kaskaskia River went out of its banks flooding …