Extensive rain could damage crop in the area


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The rain isn’t just affecting those who work outdoors, it can also have a big impact on farms.

Wilmington has reached up to 16 inches of rain this month and Pender County has received five to eight inches of rain in the last week alone. Mark Seitz with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Office in Pender County says if it keeps raining, we could start seeing mold on corn because it’s staying saturated. The mold is toxic for farm animals and can’t be sold.

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Seitz also says the rain could put stress on soybeans because oxygen gets depleted from the roots of the plants.