April, 2012 / Haycrop/Planting Season = Sum of Extremes.


The 2012 season in the Northeast has started out with a bang.  From a  March that brought 80+F and 23 F a week later; and April that hit 90 and 29 in three days; it has been a rollercoaster.  We had less than a 1/3 of an inch of rain for all of March and up to  April 21.

Plants started to grow fast and then were frozen off.  Growth of all crops slowed to a halt as they ran out of water.  The recent rain spurred rapid growth which nearly halted in the cold weather since April 20.

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