Farmers look for creative ways around mud

This past April was the second wettest on record in Connecticut. Farmers of all stripes have been contending with saturated land, unseasonably cool soil temperatures and wet leaves.

According to University of  Connecticut (UConn) Extension educator Shuresh Ghimere, “Planting has been delayed because growers could not get in with their equipment. Farmers across the state have been experiencing soil erosion and compaction on fields and access roads due to high rainfall. Plant growth has been slow.” 

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