Jasper County

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

Last week was very cool and very wet. It rained almost every day. We received more than 4 inches of rain. The river has been bank-full almost all week. Early planted corn looks very good. Later planted corn is sitting in waterlogged soils. A lot of corn and beans need to be planted yet and s…

It was another cool, damp week until Thursday when temperatures got into the 80s. Some planting took place where ground and weather permitted. Some chemicals were applied to the wheat. Rain moved into the area Wednesday night, leaving a 1/2 inch in our gauge. There was frost damage to the co…

We have had another wet and cool week. Burndown chemicals were applied until rains moved in Monday night and Tuesday. Our gauge recorded 3/4 of an inch. The river is still half full. Lawn mowing has been taking place between showers. No planting was done last week. What has been planted is s…

We have had a wet, cold week. No planting took place. Burndown chemicals were applied a couple days until rain moved in Tuesday night and all day Wednesday. Our gauge had 1 1/4 inches in it.  Some got up to 2 inches, bringing most rivers bank full. More rain is predicted for the weekend. The…