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Farmers see positive impacts of heavy rain

Farmers see positive impacts of heavy rain
Farmers see positive impacts of heavy rain
Posted at 5:15 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 17:15:00-04

SOUTH GEORGIA (WALB) - With heavy rain in the forecast over the last two weeks, some farmers in Southwest Georgia saw positive impacts with a few negative impacts to early planted crops.

The owner of Mark's Mellow Patch said crops like sweet corn and tomatoes, flourished because of the amount of water needed for daily upkeep.

Due to the rain, watermelon will see the biggest delay because of cool temperatures and stormy weather.

Over all the owner says the rain has done more good than harm to all of their farm crops.

"If I had it my way, I would probably have about an inch of rain about every five days. That would probably be the ideal perfect world scenario but it's not quite like that, but that would probably be ideal," said the owner. "That would almost eliminate most of our irrigation that we have to do."

The owner said by June 5, the flood gates for most of their summer crops will open producing healthy fruits and vegetables.