Sangamon County

Jimmy Ayers raises corn and soybeans on his farm near New City, which is five miles south of Rochester.

Spotty showers off and on most of the week. We received .2 of an inch, and .3 to .7 across the county. The 4-inch soil temp is at 66 degrees. Planters were rolling, some for the first time, and many replanted corn and beans. Sprayers were working on second-pass corn with a few beans being sp…

Another wet week - 4.3 inches at home, range 2.5 to 5 inches around the county. The 4-inch soil temperature rose to 56. A lot of the corn has turned several shades greener, looking much better. The Sangamon River is flooding low ground. Flatland fields have extensive damage from ponding and …

Dried out enough for fieldwork by Tuesday in areas, Wednesday in others. Planting and spraying were the most common activity. Rain Thursday morning totaled .5 of an inch at our place, ranging from .3 to .8 across the county, which halted field operations. Earlier planted corn is still strugg…

Another wet week with several rain events totaling .75 of an inch for the week. Planted crops are starting to see the light of day. The tallest corn I have seen is in the V2 stage. Several fields of beans are starting to emerge. Looking for frost Friday night with a projected low of 33. Hope…