The recent flooding has caused an increased number of water rescues throughout Indiana.
In an effort to prevent long-term damage in unplanted fields, cover crops could be key for Indiana farmers.
Purdue agronomy professor Robert Nielsen says historical data doesn’t show a strong correlation between planting dates and crop yields.
Flooding will persist through the week of April 12 in southern Indiana.
With daytime temperatures in the 40s and 50s, rain is likely throughout the week.
Homeowners should open storm drains blocked by snow to prevent local flooding.
Temperature records from the National Weather Service show Indiana has been experiencing much lower temperatures this year than it did in 2012.
Too much rain can cause fungi and disease to grow on certain crops.
Low turnout due to stormy weather could mean fewer funds for restaurants and food banks that benefit from the event.
With high seed and fertilizer prices, agriculture experts say there is little room for error when it comes to planting crops.