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Dan Meinhart

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

10/12/2018

Harvest continued through the week until Wednesday when showers moved into the area lasting all day leaving 1/4 to 1 inch of rain. Harvest resumed Thursday where conditions permitted. Full-season beans have finally matured. Some wheat was sowed where conditions permitted. Fall tillage is beginning where possible. Application of fertilizer and lime continue.

10/5/2018

Harvest moved along last week where ground conditions permitted. Showers moved into the area Wednesday. Soybeans are slowly maturing but very uneven. Corn is drying down nicely. Double-crop beans are turning. No wheat has been sown due to wet ground conditions. Some lime and fertilizer has been spread. Very little fall tillage has been done. Local elevators are putting corn on the ground. Hoping for a dry week ahead.

9/28/2018

Harvest was in full swing until the beginning of the week when heavy rain moved into the area leaving 1.2 inches in our gauge with less rain to the south and up to 5 inches or more to the north, causing the river to come out of it banks for a short period of time. Beans are still ripening very unevenly. Yields for both corn and beans continue to be very good. Harvest resumed Thursday where ground conditions permitted. We are looking for a drier week ahead.

9/21/2018

It has been a hot, humid week. More combines were in the fields harvesting beans and corn, with good yields being reported. Late-planted beans are still growing. Showers will be in the area Friday morning accompanied by a cold front bringing more pleasant temperatures. Hope everyone has a safe and bountiful harvest.