Iroquois County

Ron Haase has been a long-time Cropwatcher and farms near Gilman in Iroquois County.

No field activities last week as fields are saturated with water. On top of the .9 to 1.4 inches of rain May 14-15, we received another 1.9 up to 2.4 inches May 17, 19 and 20. We had a total range of 3.1 up to 3.8 inches. There are still fields with standing water. We will need to wait for t…

It was a busy week planting up through Wednesday. We finished planting soybeans and spraying herbicide on those acres before the rain on Thursday and Friday.We received a weekly range of .95 to 1.4 inches on our farms. The soils are saturated or near saturation again with more rain in the fo…

I didn’t see any planting all week until Thursday when a research plot was planted. Soils were saturated with water early in the week. Soils have been slow to dry with the added rainfall during the week and the below-normal temperatures. We received .1 of an inch of rain May 2 and .15 to .3 …

As wet weather set in, April 24 was the last busy day in local fields. Rain arrived at 11 p.m. that night. I was close to finishing a soybean field when the rain arrived. We received .6 to .7 of an inch of rain. I finished that field Monday evening. It rained again that night and the next fe…