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Kevin Raber

Kevin Raber farms near Browns in Wabash County. He is an original Cropwatcher.

7/13/2018

I'm writing something this week that I haven't had to write since my May 25 report -- we could use a good rain. The corn looks good now. If we can catch a couple more rains, it could be a good crop. Our local 4-H fair is this week, so come out and support our youth and all the hard work they have put into their projects.

7/6/2018

The theme for the past week was hot and humid. Fungicide application started on early planted corn. The weather we've had has brought prime conditions for diseases. Replanting low spots in first-crop and double-crop beans, and finishing up spraying were popular activities last week. The theme for the past week was hot and humid. Fungicide application started on early planted corn. The weather we've had has brought prime conditions for diseases. Replanting low spots in first-crop and double-crop beans, and finishing up spraying were popular activities last week.

6/29/2018

Rainfall of more than 3.5 inches fell last week. Even with all the rain, corn is looking decent. There will be drowned out spots in most fields. Japanese beetles have been found in some of the early planted corn, but they don't seem to be bad enough to warrant spraying at this time.

6/22/2018

Rainfall amounts of around .5 of an inch fell Wednesday afternoon and evening. There were enough dry days for most of us to complete wheat harvest and double-crop bean planting. Most of my wheat yielded in the 75-bushel range with test weights of 54 to 58. The earliest planted corn is beginning to tassel.