The weekend’s nine inches to a foot of snow in Pike County hasn’t reversed the drought but deeper soil moisture is occurring.
Now if the county’s corn and soybean farmers can just get in the fields to plant, things could go better for 2013, according to Pike County Farm Service Bureau Director Roger Colbert.
“We haven’t recharged yet but our subsoil is better,” Colbert said. The snow melt seeps in but recent rains have made the creeks run and “it didn’t all soak in,” Colbert said.
“We can get a good crop if we get in the ground, get a good start and then have an inch or rain or so every 10 days,” Colbert added.
For the full story, see the March 27 print edition of the Louisiana Press-Journal.