An article by Brad Haire in today’s Southeast Farm Press described the limited improvements that irrigation made this year to crop yields because of the very wet conditions. In general, fields with sandier soil did better this year because the excess water was able to drain away more quickly. Impacts on corn, cotton, and peanuts have all been seen from the rain but also some wind damage due to the passing tropical systems that affected parts of the Southeast.
A separate article in Morning Ag Clips pointed out the damage that fungal diseases like leaf spot from the high humidity has caused to landscape trees and shrubs this year. The article describes how the disease develops and how you can care for your affected plants to reduce recurrence next year.