Vegetable crops are harvested across the Southeast throughout the year. This time of year the production of cool-weather crops like broccoli is going full-speed. Here is a story from John Holcomb at the Farm Monitor describing how broccoli production is affected by soil moisture and heat stress. I was interested to read that monitoring soil moisture is not always useful for production because they need to protect the plants before they get stressed by low soil moisture. You can check it out at Broccoli Harvest Underway in Southwest Georgia – Farm Monitor (

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