The state saw cool temperatures and scattered rains this week. Rainfall varied based on location, with some areas receiving less than a fifth of an inch of precipitation and others receiving an inch or more. Temperatures were below normal for this time ranging from the norm to about 4 degrees below the norm. Days suitable for fieldwork were 5.6. The inconsistent rains have been good to some crops but have also brought about the threat of disease to other crops. Some crops being monitored for disease by farmers are corn, soybeans, peanuts, and vegetables. Even with all the rain hitting the state, parts of the state are still in need of rain and are looking dry. Other farming activities included applying fungicides and herbicides to crops, and making hay.
For more information: Virginia Crop Weather