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Jasper County

Dan Meinhart

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


Rain was in the area several days last week, leading to excessive ground moisture. Some fungicides, insecticides and herbicides were applied to late-planted beans last week in less than ideal ground conditions. Early planted corn and beans are showing more signs of maturity. Silage choppers are running where ground conditions permit.


Rain showers last week left up to an inch in most areas. Almost everyone has ample moisture. People are busy mowing lawns, road ditches and waterways. Other activities included cleaning out grain bins, going to fairs and field days, and repairing machinery. Some cornfields show signs of maturing. Have a safe week.


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Rain in the area varied last week from .5 of an inch to 6 inches. We had 4.25 inches in our rain gauge. Some application of herbicides, insecticides and fungicides took place before the rain set in. Most of the double-crop beans are above the stubble. Activities for the week included going to fairs, cleaning out grain bins, repairing machinery and watching it rain.