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Lake County

Pete Tekampe

is one of four original Cropwatchers still on the job and farms near Grayslake in Lake County.

11/9/2017

A cloudy, damp week in Lake County. No beans were cut. About 15 percent still need to be cut. Some corn was picked starting Monday (Nov. 6), but conditions were very muddy. About 20 percent of the corn is picked. Yields are very inconsistent in the same fields -- zero to 150 bushels per acre. Moisture is 16 to 23 percent. Surprisingly, test weight is in the mid-50s. Let’s be safe.

11/3/2017

We finally finished beans last week. Starting with great early-planted beans, we finished with the later beans that just barely made 20 bushels per acre. Now, off to corn. With all the rain and the warm weather we’ve had, the wheat and pasture look great. They are calling for rain four of the next seven days. It’s getting old trying to work in these damp, cloudy days. Be safe.

10/27/2017

No report

10/20/2017

No report