Southeast Climate Update
Farmers in the southeast will want to take advantage of a few dry weeks ahead.
Pam Knox agriculture climatologist and Director of the University of Georgia Weather Center says the rainy storm season is not over but...
Knox: “At least for the next week or so I think things look pretty good. That will give farmers a chance to get a lot of that harvest in. The dry conditions will certainly help that as well and allow them to get a lot of fieldwork done and harvesting done. At the end of the month, it looks like we are likely to go back to conditions that are slightly wetter. That’s good incentive for the farmers to not lollygag around but keep on going.”
Knox was speaking during the Southeast Regional Climate Center’s monthly climate update.
The wet conditions have prevented farmers from getting out in the fields, delaying harvest and promoting leaf rust in many areas. In spite of that, the farmers are for the most part looking forward to a really good harvest.