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Jasper County

Dan Meinhart

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


It was a very warm and dry week. Spraying of fungicides and insecticides on corn continues along with post-spraying of beans. Replanting in the bottom where the river took the crop is almost complete. Activities include mowing road ditches and waterways, hauling grain and washing machinery.


Thousands of acres were flooded out about two weeks ago. Replanting started this week. Showers moved in Thursday evening, bringing replanting to a halt. Planting of double-crop beans is pretty well wrapped up. Fungicides continue to be applied to corn. Post-chemicals continue to be applied to double-crop beans and full-season beans. Farmers are mowing road ditches and hauling grain.


Showers were in the area off and on all week. Wheat harvest took place between showers. Everybody has plenty of moisture. Airplanes have been in the area spraying fungicides and insecticides on corn. There are reports of Japanese beetles in soybeans and corn. Soybeans show stress due to too much moisture. Double-crop beans are being planted where and when conditions permit. Fields in the river bottom that were flooded when the river came out of its banks are still too wet to plant.


Wheat harvest was moving along until showers set in and brought things to a standstill. Some post-spraying took place along with baling straw and planting double-crop beans. Thousands of acres of bottom ground will need to be replanted, but is still way too wet. Corn and beans that have not drowned are looking good. Corn tasselling is just around the corner.