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Dan Meinhart

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

7/21/2017

It has been another very hot week. Some showers were in the area, but little or no rain. Lighter soils are really suffering. They will need a rain soon to survive. Topdressing corn with “Y” drops has been completed. Post-spraying of double-crop beans continues. Some fungicides are being applied to corn by air. Grass hay is being cut and baled. Farmers are mowing waterways and ditches along with hauling grain.

7/14/2017

It has been a very hot week. Very isolated areas received 2 to 3 inches of rain or more Wednesday in a very short period of time, while most areas got little or no rain. Topdressing of nitrogen on corn continues as does post-spraying of beans. Corn is beginning to tassel. Activities during the week included mowing road ditches and waterways, and hauling grain.

7/7/2017

It was a hot and dry week until Wednesday when showers moved into the area. Some people got an inch or more. Others got little or none. Post-chemicals continue to be sprayed on beans. Most of the double-crop beans are up. Sidedressing of corn continues with the use of Y-drops. Grain hauling is one of the main activities, along with mowing road ditches and waterways.

6/30/2017

We have had another hot week. Rain was in the area Friday, June 23. Some areas got little or none, while other areas got way too much. Wheat harvest and planting of double-crop soybeans wrapped up. A lot of post-chemical spraying has taken place. Some sidedressing of corn is still in progress. Wheat yield reports have been very good. Rain is in the forecast for the weekend and next week.