Jasper County

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

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…