Rainy weather having mixed results on Va. crops

7/9/2013 7:15 AM
By Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The rainy spring and early summer has stalled the cutting of hay and prevented tobacco plants from setting deep roots.

But cooperative extension agents say the wet weather hasn't been all bad. Extension crop and soil sciences agent Stephen Barts says the rain has been good for soybean and corn crops.

On the negative side, wheat cutting was lagging because rain and high humidity. The combination is bad for harvesting the grain.

The longer wheat remains in the field, grain's quality declines.


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