Snow and rain helping subsoil but drought lingers, planting postponed
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.
See the rest of the story in this week’s Bowling Green Times.