Wet June Threatens Crops

Jul 3, 2013

Corn Field
Credit Don Rush

It was the wettest June on record for Salisbury this year.

At the Salisbury-Ocean City: Wicomico Regional Airport registered nearly 10 inches of rain.

In Downtown Salisbury it was higher at just over 11 inches.

June’s rainy weather included the impact of a derecho as well as remnants Tropical Storm Andrea.

All of this could threaten local crops that are already in the ground.

Those like cucumbers squashes and other vegetables are susceptible to mildew and other diseases.

And wheat kernals could also shrink after getting water soaked.

But, Kevin Kennan manager of the Wicomico Soil Conservation District told the Salisbury Daily Times that a lot of soybeans have yet to be plants.