Jasper County

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

Showers were in the area June 27. Saturday night brought heavy rains, flooding fields and roadways. By Sunday, the river was bank-full. We received 2 inches of rain. Some areas got more and some less. With all the rain, field activities have halted. Spraying of corn and beans, wheat harvest …

It rained two days last week, averaging about .6 of an inch. Some received a little more and some received a little less. Planting is wrapped up except for double-crop. Wheat harvest has begun. Sidedressing of corn continues. Herbicides and insecticides are being applied to corn and beans. W…

A lot of seed went into the ground last week. The river has been out of its banks several days from back water due to the rains farther north. More planting and replanting needs to be done. Some sidedressing has been done. A lot of grass baling has taken place. Wheat harvest is just around t…

A lot of seed went into the ground last week where ground permitted both for the first time and replant. Showers moved into the area Wednesday night and brought planting to a halt. There is still a lot of planting that needs to be done. Wheat is beginning to turn. There are chances of shower…