Jasper County

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Dan Meinhart is a long-time Cropwatcher who farms near Montrose in Jasper County.

It was a very dry week and windy at times. We woke up to very light rain Thursday morning which continued until about noon, slowing harvest. The rain left only .1 of an inch. Bean harvest is in full force and corn harvest is in progress. Wheat is going into the ground. Lime and fertilizer/ma…

It was a cool week. Temperatures got down to 31 degrees with Jack Frost one morning burning some of the leaves on the late-planted crops, especially the double crop beans. Bean harvest is in full swing. With the dry weather, combines are leaving a lot of dust in the air. There were light sho…

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It was a cool week with showers in the area Monday leaving .3 of an inch of rain, with isolated areas receiving a little more. Harvest is moving rapidly with the April-planted corn and beans. Good yields are being reported. Other activities included mowing road ditches and waterways, cleanin…