St. Clair County

Dave Hankammer farms in a partnership with his brother near Millstadt, approximately 20 miles from St. Louis. They produce corn, soybeans and wheat.

Last week was a total washout. We received 2.3 inches of rain during the evening of May 16. Periodic showers throughout the week left more than 3 inches of accumulated rain. I’ve heard from fellow farmers in the southern part of the county who had almost 6 inches of rain. Flooding occurred a…

Last week was a cool, damp one. We received several showers during a period of a few days, amounting to less than 1/2 of an inch. We experienced frost during the early morning hours of May 9 that damaged unprotected plants. Weather conditions did allow us to plant additional corn. Emergence …

Since my last report, we were able to work in the fields for one day before rain showers chased us back to the shed. We planted corn in several rolling, well-drained fields. A burndown herbicide was applied to fields intended for soybeans before wind conditions became unfavorable for sprayer…