Jasper County

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

Heavy isolated rainstorms were in the area July 18, leaving up to 2 inches in some areas, flooding fields and roadways. The river was also out of its banks this past week. Fungicides are being applied by air and by ground rigs where possible. Sidedressing of corn is being done using Y drops.…

Heavy rains fell this past week. Areas received various amounts. Late-planted corn and beans are showing extreme stress due to excessive rain. Very little field work took place except for areal application of fungicides on corn with plane and helicopter. Hoping for a drier week ahead.

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Pop-up showers occurred during the week. Between the pop-up showers wheat was harvested, double crop beans were planted, corn was side dressed, post-chemicals were sprayed and hay and straw were baled.

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We have had a wet week with heavy rains along the I-70 corridor bringing the Embarrass River out of its banks. South of the corridor remained dry until Wednesday night when torrential rains fell across the whole area bringing all field activities to a halt. Wheat harvest and other activities…

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It was a dry and hot week. We finally got a break in the rain to allow us to do fieldwork. A lot of seed went into the ground both first time and replant. A lot of hay was baled, corn was sidedressed, post-spraying of corn and beans took place and road ditches were mowed. Wheat harvest is ju…

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 We have had a warm and somewhat drier week. A lot of seed went into the ground with first-time planting and a lot of replanting. Isolated showers moved into the area in the later part of the week. Some of the showers were very light while others were heavy downpours slowing fieldwork. Other…

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Another wet and cool week. No planting has taken place this past week. A lot of planting and replanting still needs to be done. Looking forward to a drier and sunny weekend. Hopefully, a lot of planting and replanting will be able to take place. Wheat is getting a yellow cast. The crops that…

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Planting and replanting progressed until late Thursday afternoon when heavy rain moved into the area. Various amounts of rain fell leaving an 1.25 inches in our rain gauge. Other activities included hay baling, spreading dry fertilizer, spraying chemicals and sidedressing corn. Forecast is f…

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It has been a mostly cool and wet week. Rain fall varied from a couple tenths of an inch to 2 inches, and in some areas to the north even 4 inches. The Embarrass River came out of its banks flooding roads and farmland. There was a limited amount of planting and replanting. Fungicide and inse…

It was a mostly cool and wet week. No planting took place except for Thursday. A few select fields were planted. Some spraying took place where ground permitted, along with spreading dry fertilizer. Some fungicide has been applied to wheat. Planted fields are very slow to emerge. Rain is in …

It was a wet, cool week. It rained almost every day last week. The only fieldwork taking place was applying fungicides to wheat.  The wheat looks very good. Corn and beans that have been planted are emerging very slowly. Time will tell if anything needs to be replanted. More rain is in the f…

Fieldwork was moving right along until Wednesday when light rains moved into the area. Wednesday night, heavier rains moved in leaving 1.5 inches or more halting all fieldwork. Preplant anhydrous is pretty well wrapped up. Dry fertilizer and manure application continue. The wheat looks good.…

It was a mostly cold and damp week with rain and snow. Temperatures were in the lower 30s at night with frost warnings. Some farmers are waiting for warmer and drier weather. A few farmers are planting. Activities include spreading dry fertilizer and lime, and applying anhydrous and chemical…

It has been a cool, damp week. We received an inch of rain. Little or no planting took place last week. Most people are waiting on warmer, drier weather to plant. Activities for the week included spreading dry fertilizer and applying anhydrous. Looking forward to a warmer and dryer week ahead.

Fieldwork was active in the area until Wednesday night. Rain moved into the area, leaving .6 inch of rain in our gauge. Little or no planting has taken place. Field activities included applying herbicides and insecticides, along with applying foliar feeding and growth regulators. The wheat l…

Welcome to another CropWatcher season. The last several days have been warm days and cool nights. We received .2 inch of rain the last two days. We have plenty of moisture for the time being.    The second application of fertilizer is being applied to wheat. Forecast is for sunny weather for…