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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Champaign Crop Report

I went to Champaign yesterday for a meeting. Not much corn planted. Some was planted between Champaign and Decatur. Some in the Raymond Morrisonville area. It seemed relatively dry, but no planters going between Decatur and a Springfield or anywhere else for that matter either.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


about 1/2 inch of rain in the past 2 days. Not a lot, but it keeps things wet. Sounds like more on the way Tuesday. Very little corn planted. I thought maybe one field Near Auburn, but not sure.

Friday, April 18, 2008


It is off subject, but I have to give an earthquake report. It woke us up 50 Miles south of Springfield, IL. Lots of rattling and seemed like some rumble. I thought at first it might be a very rumbly (Is that a word?) thunderstorm.

Rain is aon the way aagain. I doubt if much field work has gotten done yet. I will find out today when I go to the Dr. In Sprinfield.

Rain is also in the forecast for Tuesday.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Soil Temperature

Soil Temperature at 1PM is 56 degrees Fahrenheit. Too late in the day so this is not a true reading. It will get colder this weekend.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Soil Temperature

Yesterday at 11 AM the soil temperature is 50 Degrees F. Just barely warm enough for corn planting.

Thursday, April 3, 2008


With all the concern about drought all winter it is surprising how wet we are right now. No drying is in sight. No corn planted that I am aware of. We are still in the office although in my case, health issues are gong to keep me mostly out of circulation until May 3.