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Southeast Farm Press: Tropical Storm Elsa did Florida row crops no favors

While Tropical Storm Elsa was not a strong storm as it came through the Southeast, it did have some strong winds and torrential rainfall. The rain in many areas fell on soil that was already saturated, especially in northern Florida where a stalled front had dropped several inches of rain just a few days before. Not a lot of damage was reported initially, but now that plants have had a week to recover, some problems are being reported with corn that was blown over and other crops that were drowned by all the rain. Southeast Farm Press has a look at the initial damage reports here. The rain was beneficial for some crops that were a bit dry from earlier dry conditions.

Source: Mitchell County Ag News