Rains over the past week have greatly improved crop and pasture conditions in Washington County. The watermelon, sweet corn, and vegetable harvests are proceeding at a rapid pace. Peanuts and cotton are responding well to recent rains. Cattle conditions are improving along with refreshed pastures. The wet conditions halted hay harvest until the weather clears. The extended warm, overcast, and rainy weather caused a drop in pond oxygen levels contributing to some fish kills in the county over the weekend.
Submitted by Andy Andreasen, Washington County Extension Director