LA CROSSE,WI(WXOW)--After receiving about .65 inches of rain last night that puts the La Crosse area at about 1.19 inches of rain for the month of April.
Although the rainfall our area has seen is about 1/3 lower than normal for this time of month--Agriculture Experts said it's enough to put farmers at ease and drought is no longer as much of a worry.
Agriculture Agent Steve Huntzicker said the rain has come at a perfect time as planting season has just begun. Any day now farmers will be putting corn and soybeans into the ground.
Huntzicker said farmers are looking for the combination of sufficient moisture along with some dry sunny days for an ideal growing season.
"Half inch inch from week to week is probably going to get us plenty of moisture. We don't want standing water to be there, we want to have some days that are going to be dry and give us the ability to get into the field,"said Huntzicker.
Huntzicker said windy conditions following rainfall like we've seen in the past couple days is ideal for planting season.
The wind helps the fields dry out quickly on the surface so farmers can get in their fields and begin planting.
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