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Jasper County

Dan Meinhart

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


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.


Remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon left 5 inches in our rain gauge, with 8 to 10 inches east and south of us. There are some isolated areas of wind damage in some cornfields. More combines are rolling in cornfields. Excellent yields are being reported with moisture in the mid to low 20s. No beans have been harvested. More beans are turning, but they are maturing very unevenly. Hoping for a drier week ahead.


It was a hot, humid week. Silage is still being made. A few fields of corn have been harvested with good yields reported. More beans are turning. None have been harvested as of yet. Farmers are continuing to mow road ditches and waterways. Locally planned festivities for the weekend are being cancelled or the plans being altered to accommodate expected heavy rains.


Rain moved into the area on Wednesday morning. We had .6 of an inch in our gauge. Silage chopping came to a halt after only two days when conditions permitted. Some fungicides, insecticides and herbicides were applied to late planted beans when the sprayers could travel in the fields. More bean fields are beginning to turn. Looking forward to a drier week ahead.