Menard County

Carrie Winkelmann farms with her husband, Kyle, raising corn and soybeans. Carrie also works as an agriculture literacy coordinator for Sangamon-Menard Extension.

Early planted soybeans are coming up against the “45 day after planting spraying window of opportunity”.  We are behind on herbicide applications on corn and soybeans. Corn stands are weak. Kyle planted 9 acres of wet holes before he got rained out yesterday.  Replant decisions are weighing …

We received .7 of an inch of rain late last week.  The corn is all in the field on our farm and for a large portion of the area, but some of the early planted crop shows stand loss, and replanting decisions will have to be made. We made it through the cold overnight temperatures with the bea…

Well, I was just too happy two weeks ago to have some crops in the ground and was feeling like last year was a distant memory. Then the weather turned and everything has gone slightly downhill. We haven’t been back in the field and the forecast for this week doesn’t look promising, especiall…

We are rained out. Rain totals across the county ranged from 3 to 4 inches. The corn in the ground is germinating, and I look for it to be up in a couple days.