Wheat has all been harvested and beans and corn are in the ground.
Wheat in Crawford County came in with test weights 60 pounds or more and yielded around 50 bushel. Wildcat Extension Agent Josh Coltrain said he thought most farmers were pleasantly surprised.
Coltrain said that with wheat out of the field, corn and beans should all be planted.
“A lot of farmers had to wait to get wheat out before they could plant beans,” Coltrain said. “But unless they’ve had to be replanted, I’d say everyone has beans in the ground.”
As far as how the crops are doing, Coltrain said some corn may be a concern.
“A few weeks ago we thought everything was looking good,” he said. “Then some places got rain and some places didn’t.”
He said with variable rainfall, some corn has the potential to do really well, but some may suffer from dry weather.
“Farmers tend to say any rain in July is a blessing,” Coltrain said. “There are still some chances, so if the weather holds up, there’s potential.”
There are some chances for rain and thunderstorms this weekend, but Meteorologist Rob Frye from the National Weather service said that the rain may be spotty.
“That’s just the nature of thunderstorms,” Frye said. “Some areas may get an inch and others only one-tenth of an inch.”
The heat will stay through the weekend, but may dip just a little bit early next week.
“With the rain, we may see temps down into the mid to upper 80s going into early next week,” Frye said. “But the humidity isn’t going anywhere.”
— Chance Hoener is a staff writer for the Morning Sun. He can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter @ReporterChance.