Wabash County

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Kevin Raber farms near Browns in Wabash County. He is an original Cropwatcher.

Rain has kept us out of the field. With more rain in the forecast, I don’t know when we will get back in the fields. Planting hasn’t progressed much during the last two weeks. It wouldn’t take long to finish up when the weather improves.

Our weather conditions have gotten back close to normal. The previous brought snow, this week rain. Precipitation amounts measuring more than 1 inch will keep us out of the field for a little while, but we needed the rain. I would guess planting to be 70% to 80% done. A few more nice days sh…

Weather conditions certainly changed last week. We had two nights at freezing temperatures with snow covering the ground for a few hours. It felt more like February than April. Several light rains have kept me out of the field for a day or two. Hopefully

Planting is progressing rapidly. There have been a few scattered showers, but we are still on the dry side. We don’t have much of a chance of rain for the next 10 days, so our early spring should continue. Wheat continues to look good. The next step for it will be fungicide application.

Planting season kicked into high gear last week. The ground dried out quickly. Planters have started rolling. Both corn and soybeans have been put in the ground. The only slowdown has been on extremely windy days that have hindered spraying.

Welcome to another season of CropWatchers. Locally, there has been some fieldwork, but it’s been slow drying. Activities have picked up the last few days, and with good weather predicted for the this week, things should shift into high gear. Wheat has looked good. It got off to a good start …

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Kevin Raber farms near Browns in Wabash County. He is an original Cropwatcher.